Thursday, November 19

After Paris Attacks, a Slow Reawakening for City’s Cultural Offerings


"On Wednesday morning, May Zhang, a tourist from Shanghai, was outside the Louvre using a selfie stick to snap photographs with a friend. The courtyard is normally packed with tourists, but they had it mostly to themselves — and to the dozen or more heavily armed police officers pacing in the background. 'We aren’t too worried,' said Ms. Zhang, 36, a sales manager who began her first trip to Paris just days after assailants killed 129 people and wounded hundreds of others. 'I think security is now at a very high level,' she added, not long after the police finished a raid in St.-Denis, a northern suburb of Paris, in which at least two people, including a female suicide bomber, died, and eight people were arrested. Museums and cultural institutions were closed last weekend by executive order, and movie theaters shut until Sunday. ..."
NY Times: After Paris Attacks, a Slow Reawakening for City’s Cultural Offerings
Jacobin: Turning Tragedy Into War
Jacobin: France Returns to the State of Exception

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