- Title: Cannes Film Festival plans minute's silence for Manchester
- Date: 23rd May 2017
- Summary: CANNES, FRANCE (MAY 23, 2017) (REUTERS) PEOPLE GATHERED NEAR SECURITY BARRICADES VARIOUS OF FLAGS AT HALF MAST BOATS FRENCH FLAG AT HALF MAST PEOPLE CROSSING ROAD VARIOUS OF BRITISH FLAG AT HALF MAST GERMAN FLAG AT HALF MAST MAN SELLING LIBERATION NEWSPAPER PEOPLE GATHERED PEOPLE CROSSING ROAD (SOUNDBITE) (French) FRENCH TOURIST, NICOLE LOPEZ SAYING: "It's horrible, there are no words, it's terrible, I have been crying, look, I'm still shivering... it's too dramatic, I swear, I'm really sensitive about this, it moved me, I put myself in the place of the parents, it'll make me cry, don't make me cry, it's terrible, these are murderers." ANOTHER WOMAN ASKING: "You must not think about this, we're at the Cannes festival." LOPEZ REPLYING: "No, I'm not thinking about this." (SOUNDBITE) (English) FILMMAKER T.J. JAEGER, 23, SAYING: "It was Ariana Grande, I mean, kids go to those concerts, and I mean, it definitely makes me more uneasy to be here, but the security has been very thorough." (SOUNDBITE) (English) FILMMAKER FROM UNITED STATES JOSEPH LUPL, 22 SAYING: "It's a gamble, you know, every time you leave your house, it's a gamble, honestly, so I'm not going to live this whole festival in fear, with the fact that something might happen, because if that's the case, I think, if we're living in fear, then they win." SIGN POSTS CARS SECURITY PERSONNEL PEOPLE WALKING NEAR SECURITY PERSONNEL SECURITY PERSONNEL CARRYING RIFLE POLICE GATHERED PEOPLE GETTING PASSES SCANNED (SOUNDBITE) (French) LOCAL POLICE CHIEF YVES DAROS, SAYING: "The police response is the same as that since the beginning of the Cannes film festival, for the fact that we have to always be alert. We are going to follow the procedures to the letter, without any deviation, without any weakness, to ensure this is going to be a safe festival." VARIOUS OF SECURITY PERSONNEL SECURITY NEAR THE CANNES TRAIN STATION SIGN READING (English): "CANNES" PEOPLE CROSSING ROAD SECURITY CAMERA SIGN READING (French): "CANNES FESTIVAL" BOATS
- Embargoed: 6th June 2017 12:46
- Keywords: cannes film festival flags Manchester Cannes
- Location: CANNES, FRANCE
- City: CANNES, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Arts / Culture / Entertainment,International/National Security,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016I27PS7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Filmmakers and fans at Cannes will hold a minute's silence on Tuesday (May 23) for the victims of the Manchester bombing, condemned by the film festival's organizers as an "attack on culture, youth and joyfulness".
Flags were seen flying at half-mast.
Cannes was already under massive surveillance due to a deadly truck attack on revellers in Nice, just up the French Riviera coast, last July, and gun and bomb attacks on a music concert and football match in Paris in 2015, and its police chief said security measures would be followed "to the letter".
Festival organizers expressed "horror, anger and immense sadness" at the suicide bombing that killed at least 22 people, including children, at a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in Manchester, northern England, on Monday night.
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