- Title: Paris tourists, residents "shocked" but resilient after Barcelona attack
- Date: 18th August 2017
- Summary: ORLY, FRANCE (AUGUST 18, 2017) (REUTERS) INTERIOR OF PARIS ORLY AIRPORT POLICE OFFICERS PASSENGERS INSIDE AIRPORT ARRIVALS INFORMATION SCREEN READING (French): "11:15AM / BARCELONA" (SOUNDBITE) (English) EMPLOYEE AT PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY FROM THE UNITED STATES AND ARRIVING FROM BARCELONA, LESLIE, SAYING: "Oh, I don't have a problem travelling in Europe. Not at all. You know, life goes on, you know. They are going to live their lives, definitely. So yeah, it's terrible, the loss is terrible but what can you do?" PASSENGERS INSIDE AIRPORT (SOUNDBITE) (English) EMPLOYEE AT HOSTEL DISTRIBUTION COMPANY FROM BARCELONA, SPAIN, PAU, SAYING: "It should not affect our current day-a-day (day-to-day life) because otherwise they are going to make happen the terror that they want us to feel." BUSINESS STUDENT FROM THE UNITED STATES AND ARRIVING FROM BARCELONA, ANNA, TALKING TO JOURNALIST (SOUNDBITE) (English) BUSINESS STUDENT FROM THE UNITED STATES AND ARRIVING FROM BARCELONA, ANNA, SAYING: "Europe is becoming a place where it is extremely, well, I wanna say dangerous but you have to be very cautious, so you know, constant alert, you have to be in constant alert and just think about every movement that you do I guess. And try to go to places I guess where it's not as touristic or if you are, just be very careful." PASSENGERS WITH LUGGAGE POLICE OFFICERS TROLLEYS AIRPORT CONTROL TOUR PASSENGERS STANDING OUTSIDE AIRPORT SOLDIERS PATROLLING INSIDE AIRPORT
- Embargoed: 1st September 2017 14:56
- Keywords: Barcelona van attack Bataclan Champs Elysees attacks parisians residents reacting van crowd Orly airport Orly airport attack
- Location: PARIS / ORLY, FRANCE
- City: PARIS / ORLY, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Insurgencies
- Reuters ID: LVA0036UOQ153
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Residents and tourists in Paris said they were "shocked" but resilient on Friday (August 18) following van attacks in Spain which left 14 people dead.
On Thursday (August 17), a van mowed through crowds of people in Las Ramblas on Barcelona's most famous avenue and a similar attack occurred in Cambrils.
France's Foreign and European Affairs Ministry said 26 of the country's citizens were injured in the attack, with at least 11 of them in a serious condition.
Tourists and residents interviewed by Reuters along Paris' Champs Elysees Avenue said they felt relatively safe and resolute as the Spain attacks brought back painful memories of similar violence in France. Two separate attacks took place on the iconic avenue in 2017, with police targeted during the incidents.
Outside the Bataclan concert venue, where Islamist militants killed 90 people on November 13 2015, 48-year-old tourist Jacqueline Gueguen said she felt reassured by security in France.
At Orly airport, where a man was shot dead after he tried to seize a soldier's rifle in March, passengers arriving from Barcelona said life had to go on despite the violence.
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