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Paris: There will be a New Year celebration on the Champs-Élysées

The attacks of November 13 had questioned this Parisian tradition …

There will be a New Year celebration in Paris on the Champs Elysees, as is the Parisian tradition, but in sobriety and with enhanced security measures, said yesterday, Sunday by the mayor of the capital, Anne Hidalgo, and the Police Prefect of Paris, Michel Cadot.

“There will be no big show”

With Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and the chief of police, “we decided to mark the change of year in sobriety and meditation,” said the the mayor of Paris. This will be the “signal” that “we will not let ourselves be affected” after the events of November 13, added Anne Hidalgo.

“There will be no big show,” added Michel Cadot, and a fireworks display has been cancelled. The projections on the Arc de Triomphe will be shorter than usual and big screens scattered to avoid concentrations crowd. In addition, “more police will be mobilized” announced the chief of police, as well as more fire-fighters and emergency personnel.

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