Security in France: Some local police officers now carrying pistols

Since November 29, 2016, France's local police have been allowed to carry semi-automatic 9 mm pistols, just like their counterparts from the national police force. This decision was taken following the July 2016 terror attack in Nice, in which 86 people lost their lives. But some local police forces, such as those in the western city of Nantes, have decided not to follow the trend. Our colleagues at France 2 report.


A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Florence Viala.

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