Fillon urged to suspend presidential campaign
Francois Fillon, he said, has canceled scheduled for Friday, April 21, election event in the Alpine region of the country.
The candidate in presidents of France from the party “the Republicans” Francois Fillon urged as a sign of solidarity with the victims of the attack on the Champs Elysees to suspend the campaign for the election of the President.
About this politician said in the debate participants of the presidential race on the France 2 TV channel, RBC.
“I believe that in the context in which we now live, there is no place to continue the [election] campaign”, — quotes the words of Fillon Europe 1.
The Republican explained by the fact that, at the moment, in his opinion, candidates for the presidency of France “needs to demonstrate their solidarity with the police”, died in the incident, a law enforcement officer, as well as all those who risk their lives” to ensure their safety .
“And then we will show our solidarity with the French, who are rightly concerned about the proliferation of terrorist acts,” said Fillon, adding that “the struggle against totalitarianism” should be “a top priority of the next President [of France] and the government”.
As noted by Reuters, the Republican after the attack on the police in Paris decided to abandon its planned earlier, on 21 April, his campaign trip to the French Alps.
The same decision, according to BFM TV, took the leader “National front” marine Le Pen. It is after the gunfight on the Champs Elysees canceled his visit to the animal shelter in Montceau-Les-Mines in saône-et-Loire. Now a politician, as notes TV channel, is going to speak on the morning of 21 April at its headquarters in Paris.
Firefight in the capital of France has been informed, on April 20. On this day, according to witnesses, the attacker drove up to the Elysian fields in his car, stopped at a signal a red light. After that, he got out of the car and opened fire on the police. The accident killed one officer and two more injured. Also, according to the representative of the Ministry of interior of France, suffered woman.
Himself the shooter was killed by return fire. Responsibility for the attack took over the terrorist organization daash. Later in the Prosecutor’s office of France, as passed to Reuters, the attacker was called a “terrorist.” Investigating the incident were also involved in counter-terrorism the management of the French Supervisory authority.