Chérif Chekatt who killed three people and wounded a dozen others at a Christmas market in Strasbourg was killed by French police on Thursday. Chekatt initially opened fire on officers when they tried to question him. Chekatt’s death came after a widespread manhunt involving hundreds of soldiers, police officers, and anti-terrorist specialists.
French police have appealed for help from security forces in searching Strasbourg Christmas market shooting suspect Chérif Chekatt who killed two people and wounded others. Chekatt has a history of criminal convictions and entered Islamic extremism in prison. Police announced that if anyone sees the ‘dangerous’ suspect they should immediately call an emergency hotline.
Hundreds of police officers continue to search for the known suspect who killed three and wounded another twelve in a shooting in Strasbourg, France on Tuesday. The suspect escaped after exchanging fire with armed police and soldiers. An investigation has been opened by France’s counter-terrorism prosecutor and no motive has been identified.
French President Emmanuel Macron will address the country on Monday to respond to ‘yellow vest’ anti-government protesters who have been holding riots for weeks. Macron will also meet with trade unions and business leaders to ‘hear their voices, their proposals’ to encourage action. Macron’s crisis meeting is expected to yield measures to diffuse the unrest.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced that tourist sites in Paris will close on Saturday as a protective measure amid plans for violent protests from ‘yellow vest’ demonstrators. Authorities are preparing for the weekend riots by holding emergency meetings and readying thousands of police and security forces. Champs-Elysees shops and restaurants will also close.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced that plan fuel tax rises have been dropped from the coming year’s budget following violent protests by the ‘gilet jaunes’ (yellow jackets) in three major cities with others planned. The announcement came just a day after the government said the taxes would be postponed for 6 months.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced fuel tax rises have been postponed for six months following weeks of violent protests by the ‘gilets jaunes’ (yellow vests). Philippe said you would have ‘to be deaf or blind’ to miss the widespread anger. The move was significant coming from President Emmanuel Macron’s government criticized for being unempathetic.
Paris demonstrations against increased taxes and living costs became France’s worst urban riot in a decade prompting French President Emmanuel Macron to call an emergency security meeting on Sunday. Three people have been killed since the start of the riots over two weeks ago. French Ministers say no security options have been ruled out.
One woman died and over 400 people were injured during protests in France against rising fuel taxes imposed by President Emmanuel Macron. Nearly 283,000 demonstrators gathered at over 2,000 locations to express their discontent. Ordinary French citizens feel they are being forced to make the biggest efforts in Macron’s reform attempt.
Following President Trump’s Twitter comments about French President Emmanuel Macron and France’s role in World Wars I and II, Macron responded saying, ‘I do not do policy or diplomacy by tweets.’ France’s government spokesperson Benjamin Griveaux accused Trump of lacking ‘common decency’ for commenting on the day commemorating the major 2015 terrorist attack on France.