FRANCE Cancels Largest Flea Market That DATES BACK TO 12TH CENTURY Due to Terrorist Concerns

Saturday, August 6, 2016
By Paul Martin

Jim Hoft
TheGatewayPundit.com
Aug 6th, 2016

France canceled the Braderie De Lille street flea market one of its top annual events due to terrorist concerns.

The Lille flea market attacts 2.5 million visitors annually and dates back to the 12th century.

FRANCE Cancels Largest Flea Market That DATES BACK TO 12TH CENTURY Due to Terrorist Concerns

Jim Hoft Aug 6th, 2016 9:04 am 51 Comments

France canceled the Braderie De Lille street flea market one of its top annual events due to terrorist concerns.

The Lille flea market attacts 2.5 million visitors annually and dates back to the 12th century.
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Le Monde

This comes after several Islamic terrorist attacks in the past year have killed hundreds in France.

The Local reported:

The Lille flea market, considered one of France top annual events, has become the latest to be cancelled amid fears it may be targeted by terrorists.

One of Europe’s biggest flea markets, in the northern French city of Lille, has been cancelled over security fears in the terror-hit country, mayor Martine Aubry said Friday.

The annual market attracted 2.5 million visitors over two days in 2015, and Aubry said there were “risks we cannot reduce. Therefore I think we must cancel the 2016 flea market.”

“We have really tried our best, but there are risks we cannot reduce,” Aubry told a news conference alongside Michel Lalande, the top government official in the region. She described it as “a painful decision”.

Lalande said the decision was necessary because of the “hyper-urban format (of the market) with its streets full of people.”

He added: “There comes a time, despite our passions and our convictions, when we have to say stop.”

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