France Deploys Soldiers After String of Terror Attacks

7,000 French soldiers were deployed across France on Saturday following a string of terrorist scares and a knife attack at a French school in Arras, in Northern France, which left a teacher dead and two more wounded last week.

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Another incident occurred on Saturday when the Louvre museum, the Palace of Versailles, and Paris’ Gare de Lyon train station were forced to evacuate following bomb threats. These threats, however, were discovered to be false alarms, according to the French Interior Minister, Gerald Darmanin. France established its highest security alert following the attack on Friday.

The office of the French President, Emmanuel Macron, stated that the soldiers would be deployed to city centers as well as major tourist sites in order to protect the populace from further attacks. Darmainn, the French Interior Minister, said that 3,500 police officers would be deployed on Saturday and Sunday to provide security for the upcoming Rugby World Cup as well as to protect Jewish sites following a string of antisemitic acts across the country since the conflict in Israel began. 189 anti-Semitic incidents have been reported since last Saturday, according to Darmanin, who also announced the dissolution of several pro-Hamas organizations.