Fillon and Le Pen cancelled his campaign trip after the terrorist attack on the Champs Elysees
Moscow. April 21. INTERFAX.RU the candidate in presidents of France Francois Fillon and marine Le Pen has canceled all trips scheduled for Friday as part of their election campaigns, after reports about the terrorist attack on the Champs Elysees, said on Friday BFM TV.
The attack on the police happened when the Studio channel France 2 was an election speech 11 presidential candidates that this coming Sunday, April 23, awaits a vote in the first round.
Tirs sur les Champs-Elysées: Le Pen Fillon et annulent leurs déplacements vendredi https://t.co/afvE4CCLRf
— BFMTV (@BFMTV) 20 APR 2017
In connection with the tragic events after the completion of these television appearances, the channel has provided an opportunity for the candidates to speak on the attack on the guards.
Fillon, in particular, said: “it is Inappropriate to continue the campaign. We must show our solidarity with the police (…) and the French population, more and more worried with regard to these terrorist acts. The fight against these terrorist acts must become an absolute priority of the new President.”
Meanwhile, President Francois Hollande, speaking to the nation, promised to “exercise absolute vigilance, particularly in relation to the electoral process.”
Responsibility for the attack on the Champs Elysees took the banned terrorist group ISIS. According the French interior Ministry, the shooting killed one policeman, two others were injured. The assailant was one, he was shot and killed at the scene.
Meanwhile, according to media reports, the shooter could have had an accomplice who managed to escape. Also there is unconfirmed information that the attack victims could be more.