How Toulouse shootings have affected the French election campaign

The shooting of a rabbi and three young children at a Jewish school in Toulouse in south-west France and the earlier killing of three off-duty French soldiers have shocked the nation. These tragic events occurred as the presidential election entered its final month, forcing the candidates to reconsider their strategies. Some chose to suspend their campaign, others carried on electioneering. Lénaïg Bredoux, Ellen Salvi and Marine Turchi report.

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The cold-blooded killing of a rabbi and three young children at a Jewish school in Toulouse in south-west France have cast a sombre shadow over the country. Jonathan Sandler, aged 30, his two sons aged three and six and a seven-year-old girl were all shot dead at close range by a lone gunman outside the Ozar Hatorah Jewish secondary school in Toulouse at 8am on Monday March 19th.