Security casts shadow over French love of ‘liberté’ and ‘fraternité’

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After attacks, state is introducing radical measures which threaten to alter the balance between freedom and securit, writes The Observer.

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They gathered, one week on to the minute from the assault of Friday the 13th, around what seemed to be a shadow devoid of life and light – a heavy black tarpaulin draped over the entrance to the Bataclan theatre: or “ba’ta’clan café”, as the awning reads. The previously illuminated sign is still there, now unlit: Nous Productions Présente Eagles of Death Metal, reports The Observer.