French government wants to extend the state of emergency

2016-02-03 15:35
France's President Francois Hollande, January 28, 2016. (Thibault Camus, AP)

France's President Francois Hollande, January 28, 2016. (Thibault Camus, AP)

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Paris – France's government is calling for a three-month extension of the state of emergency that has been declared after November 13 deadly attacks in Paris.

The measure proposed on Wednesday in a Cabinet meeting now requires parliament's approval.

The state of emergency has already been extended once and was scheduled to end on February 26. It expands police powers to carry out arrests and searches and allows authorities to forbid the movement of persons and vehicles at specific times and places.

In a written statement, President Francois Hollande said a three-month extension was justified by the need to face the "terrorist threat."


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