Over the past few years, Europe, and especially Western Europe, have faced surges of immigrants making their way on the territory.
This, of course, posed plenty of threats to the countries, their citizens and the overall quality of life. Now, the city of Lyon in France will not be holding its famous Christmas market due to foreseeable spendings intended to keep the city safe from harm, especially in the form of a terror attack, PJ Media reported.
The entire protection in wake of Christmas would cost from 20,000 euros to $23,000.
Here is what part of the translated article has to say about this:
“The decision to (cancel) the 2017 edition was complicated and difficult to take, but no solution could be found, despite our discussions with the town hall,” the project manager said.
The fear stems from last year’s terrorist attack, when an attacker who is part of the Islamic State group slammed into a crowd of people with his truck, killing 12 people visiting the Christmas market.
However, those to blame are Western European governments, such s Germany’s, who have allowed migrants and immigrants to roam the continent without being monitored.
The Lyon project manager said the merchant’s association “is thinking about a new version for Christmas 2018,” but that is not a direct solution to the issue.
Europe found itself under great exposure to terrorists and it is simply terrifying.
France alone has suffered plenty of terrorist attacks, mostly based in Paris, causing other French cities to take drastic precaution measures in the future. However, quitting a Christmas celebration altogether is not the way to do it.
Terrorists have sneaky ways of acting and executing attacks, whether they are right in the midst of a holiday season or otherwise.
Europe needs to reconsider methods of solving the issue without jeopardizing its people or taking away from their celebratory spirit.
How do you feel about Europe being exposed to everyday terrorism?