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France in 2016: Armed soldiers patrol beaches


What it’s now like to holiday in France: Armed soldiers patrol the beaches after terror attacks leave country on high alert

  • Armed police and soldiers to be stationed at holiday sites across France 
  • Increased security at festivals and fairs as well as stations and airports 
  • Cannes has banned all bags big enough to conceal a weapon inside Read

 

Armed police have been seen patrolling the beaches in St Tropez as security is ramped up in the light of the latest terror attacks to hit France.

Patrols of officers carrying rifles were seeing walking between sun-worshippers at the popular southern French resort just days after Cannes had banned all bags big enough to conceal a weapon.

French authorities are taking the extreme measures amid fears that the nation could be hit with further terror attacks.

Armed police have been seen patrolling the beaches in St Tropez as security is ramped up in the light of the latest terror attacks to hit France

Three armed officers walk in formation as a young girl enjoys herself with a bucket and spade on the beach at St Tropez

Armed police look out across the beach at St Tropez from the vantage point of a first aid station 

The latest attack to shock France took place last week when ISIS knifemen stormed a church in Normandy before slitting the throat of an elderly priest.

The Cote d’Azur has been flooded with rumours of further possible incidents following the murders in Nice, when Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel drove a lorry into a crowd on the Promenade des Anglais on Bastille Day, killing 84 innocent people.

On Wednesday Police were forced to deny they had foiled an attack on Jaun-le-Pins, which sits in between Nice and Cannes.

According to Nice Matin, a message being shared on social media earlier on Wednesday read: ‘A truck full of heavy weapons and explosives had been found in Saint-Tropez and Marseille for an attack in Antibes.’

A police looks out towards sun-worshippers and the pristine blue sea of the Cote d'Azur as he patrols the beach

Armed police officers patrol the promenade on the Southern French coast at Nice as extra security measures are taken in light of terror attacks

Stunned beach-goers stare at the armed police presence as patrols make their way across the sand

Police have denied the rumour – saying there had never been any such plot.

‘We never found such a truck,’ a police spokesman told the newspaper.

 

 

 

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