Macron declares France ‘under attack’ after church beheading.
Macron announced the deployments of 7,000 soldiers around schools and religious sites around the country hours after the attack that left two women and a man dead and several others wounded at the Notre Dame basilica.
“It’s very clear that it is France that is under attack,” Macron said during an address in Nice, adding that “France will not give up on our values” in what he described as an “Islamist terrorist attack.”
“If we are attacked once again it is for the values which are ours: the freedom, for this possibility on our soil to believe freely and not to give in to any spirit of terror.
“We won’t surrender anything.” ” Macron said