A remembrance march was scheduled for victims of the ISIS truck attack and over 10,000 people indicated on Facebook that they would attend the "white march" to honor the 84 who were murdered. Dozens remain in hospital.
The march has been cancelled.
"Given the very strong mobilization of law enforcement and emergency and threat, the Alpes-Maritimes authorities have decided not to allow the white march that was to be held on Sunday," the authorities announced in a statement.
The white march organizers "who had duly filed a declaration," were "informed yesterday" (last Wednesday) of the decision, which was "made in consultation with the Mayor of Nice," the statement said.
The organizers had originally posted on Facebook: "March together to honor the victims of the attack on July 14, which killed at least 84 innocent people. A thought for their families but also the wounded still hospitalized in the process of fighting."
French law enforcement have been overrun with work of late as a French priest was murdered in his church as he gave mass in Normandy. Islamic jihadist attacks have stepped up since January 2015 and hundreds of thousands of troops have been deployed in the streets of France.
France will be creating a new civilian National Guard to help protect citizens and the nation from radical Islamic jihadist attacks. In fact, authorities are asking that all able-bodied volunteers step up with the goal of increasing the 28,000 reservists by12,000. To date, over 2,500 have indeed stepped up.
And some Americans think Donald Trump is overdoing it with temporarily halting immigration? The only mistake he made was calling it "Muslim immigration." It would have been more acceptable to race card flashers if Trump called for the halt to be on nations known to harbor or support terrorism.
We'd get the same results.