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World Cup: in Nice, Estrosi advocates "zero tolerance" in the event of excesses for France-Morocco


Some Nice traders have, for their part, already planned to close shop a little earlier, in case the situation were to degenerate.

Le Figaro Nice

Guest of Laurence Ferrari on the


morning show on Tuesday morning, the mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, spoke about the semi-final of the France-Morocco World Cup which will take place on Wednesday evening.

"We know that this meeting is not devoid of all risks

," he warned, asking

"zero tolerance for all those who, from one side or another, would carry out abuses."

The city councilor also assured that

"preparatory meetings with the prefect"

had taken place and that all

"internal security forces"

would be mobilized to prevent the slightest overflow.

"The device is in place

," he concluded, calling on supporters to

"respect the rights and duties of the Republic."

Contacted by

Le Figaro,

the prefecture of the Alpes-Maritimes confirms and specifies that the prefect, Bernard Gonzales, in close liaison with the mayors of the municipalities where gatherings occur for the Football World Cup, has set up

“a reinforced security system mobilizing all the local police and gendarmerie forces and the reinforcements specially made available to us.”

The operational system will also be coordinated by the prefect in person on Wednesday evening.

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On December 6, after Morocco's victory against Spain, violence broke out all over France.

In Nice, the main arteries of the city were stormed in the middle of the evening by hundreds of people heading for Place Masséna, Moroccan flags on their shoulders.

Police were also taken to task and public transport blocked.

Fearing a similar situation,

“even worse”,

Wednesday evening, some Nice traders have already planned to close shop a little earlier.

In any case, this is what Jean-Pierre Lellouche, the president of the Avenir Vieux Nice association, which brings together around 300 traders from the Old Town to Place Masséna, assures us.

“Several people told me that they didn't want to take any risks.

For my part, I sent them an SMS to tell them to be careful without panicking, ”

he explains, boasting of having


the 1998 World Cup and that of 2018. And the shopkeeper added:

“We are not immune to anything, what is certain is that it will be a party in Nice as elsewhere!


Source: lefigaro

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