Officials announced on Thursday that they had cancelled Lyon’s annual Festival of Lights – one of the biggest celebrations in France – after the tragic terror attacks in Paris. Instead the city will pay homage to the victims of the attacks.
The four-day event was scheduled begin on December 5th, with organizers expecting up to 3 million visitors.
Lyon mayor Gérard Collomb told the assembled media that the event would be replaced with a day of tribute on December 8th.
“For me, not putting Lyon residents at risk does not mean the terrorists have won,” he tweeted later.
No Monsieur Le Maire, in truth it means the terrorists have won.