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PARIS – France's Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve has promised to maintain as many summer events as possible despite some cancellations for security reasons following recent attacks in the country.
"When the conditions are not met to ensure maximum security, of course local governments can make a decision to cancel some events", Cazeneuve told reporters. The issue was discussed at a defense council Wednesday.
Cazeneuve said 12,500 reservists have joined police forces to support extra security measures.
Several cities and towns have canceled some summer festivities following the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice that killed 84 people.
Marseille, La Baule, Avignon and others have canceled their fireworks displays. Marseille's authorities also called off a major air show which was expected to draw 100,000 spectators next week.