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France: Security tight as Strasbourg Christmas market reopens one year after attack

2 23.11.2019 Инфо

W/S Security barriers, Strasbourg
M/S Security staff checking visitors
W/S Visitors entering
M/S Police officers
M/S Security staff checking visitors
W/S Residents queuing
W/S Security staff checking people
W/S Police officers behind security barrier
C/U Police officer
W/S Police van
W/S Police officer checking car
M/S Sign
M/S Entrances to Christmas market
W/S Entrance to Christmas market
W/S Unlit Christmas lights; Strasbourg Cathedral
W/S Police officers; people passing
W/S People at Christmas market
C/U Christmas goods on display
SOT, Antonio, Tourist from Spain (Spanish): "I do believe the controls are fine. There are no queues, and in my opinion. The situation is fine. Moreover, there are no restrictions inside the [market] area, and this is perfect, I feel safe."
M/S Stand at Christmas market
C/U Chocolate
M/S Police officers at Christmas market
C/U Mulled wine
M/S Stand at Christmas market; Strasbourg Cathedral
W/S Stands at Christmas market; Strasbourg Cathedral
SOT, Piero, Italian retailer living in Strasbourg and stallholder (Italian): "I saw many police officers this morning. They are quite everywhere. I do believe that security measures are different and are tighter. At the entrance, there are barriers and controls."
M/S Christmas lights
C/U French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner visiting Christmas market
M/S Castaner shaking hands with police officers at Christmas market
W/S Crowd
SOT, Christophe Castaner, French Interior Minister (French): *TRANSLATION TO FOLLOW*
M/S Castaner shaking hands with police officers at Christmas market
M/S Castaner walking alongside other officials
W/S Castaner walking alongside other officials
W/S Stands at Christmas market
C/U Christmas lights
W/S Crowd; Christmas lights being lit
M/S Christmas lights
M/S Illuminated tree
W/S Crowd
W/S Crowd watching lighting of Christmas tree
C/U Christmas tree
SCRIPT
Security was ramped up as the Christmas market in Strasbourg opened for another festive season in the French city on Friday.
Footage shows security staff carrying out checks as visitors arrive to the market. Some 500 members of the security forces were reportedly deployed to the site. French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner also visited the market.
The Strasbourg Christmas market was the scene of a deadly attack on December 11, 2018, when a 29-year-old man, who was identified as Cherif Chekatt, went on the rampage with a revolver and a knife, killing five people and injuring eleven more.