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After Charlie Hebdo Attack, French President Vowed To Protect All Public Spaces

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 13/11/2015 Sam Levine
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Amid reports of a shooting in a restaurant and a series of explosions in Paris Friday, it's worth remembering that French President Francois Hollande pledged to respond vigorously even if there was just a hint of a threat after the deadly attacks at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in January.

" We must also protect all public spaces," Hollande said in January. "The government has implemented what is known as the Vigipirate Plan on 'attack' level, which means that security forces will be deployed wherever there is the hint of a threat."

French police have reported 26 deaths so far in the attacks.

Read more on the developing situation in Paris here.

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