The Louvre museum and the Palace of Versailles, which together receive several thousand visitors every day, reopened this Sunday on a day in which the city of Arras pays tribute to high school teacher Dominique Bernard was killed last Friday by Russian-Chechen Islamist Mohamed Mogouchkov.
Both the Louvre and Versailles announced on their social networks the reopening of their usual hours. Both institutions, two of the most visited tourist attractions in the world, were evacuated and temporarily closed with false terrorist alarms.
On Saturday it was also evacuated and The busy Gare de Lyon train station in Paris closed for a while.
Due to the stabbing death of the teacher of the Gambetta public high school in Arras, who remembers fellow teacher Samuel Paty three years ago, France has raised the terrorist alert to the highest and deployed until this Monday. up to 7,000 soldiers from Operation “Sentinella”.
The French Interior Minister, Gérald Darmanin, announced that the attack of the Palestinian Hamas militia against Israel may have inspired the attack on Friday and noted that “there is a jihadist atmosphere” in a country where 272 people have died due to Islamic terrorism since 2012.
Regarding the tribute this Sunday in Arras (north), hundreds of people gathered in the center of the city to remember the professor of French literature Dominique Bernard, 57 years old, and left behind three children.
“There are no words to describe this barbaric act there are no words to ease the pain,” said the mayor of Arras, the conservative Frédéric Leturque.
Currently, Mohamed Mogouchkov, who refused to testify, and 10 other people, most of whom are direct relatives of the young man, remain in police custody.