Paris attacks: Journalism lecturers say security is tight but the city is ‘calm’


Armed police have been checking train carriages and observing passengers travelling out of the French capital city,  according to Sheffield Hallam lecturers Carolyn Waudby and Dave Clarke.

The pair who have just returned from a trip to Paris say their passports were checked twice at the French capital’s Gare du Nord, following three days of terror attacks in which 17 people died.

“Public transport was free in Paris so that people could go to marches to remember the victims and show their support.  Security is strict, but the atmosphere is calm, ” said Carolyn.

Sheffield is amongst a number of English cities where people have gathered to pay tribute to the people who died.

Final year journalism student Catherine Christy has also spent the weekend in Paris and will share her experiences on this website.




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