Christmas Market Cancelled as Organisers Couldn’t Afford €20,000 Anti-Terror Barrier Bill

– Christmas Market Cancelled as Organisers Couldn’t Afford €20,000 Anti-Terror Barrier Bill:

The Christmas market on la Croix-Rousse hill in Lyon, France, has been cancelled because organisers cannot afford the €20,000 security budget.

The annual Christmas market, with its stalls, marquee, and farm animals, has been cancelled because the cost of securing the site day and night was prohibitively expensive, whilst towns and cities across Europe are fortifying their Christmas markets with anti-terror barriers, reports Le Progrés.

“For the past year, requests to secure our events have increased,” explained Maïlys, the project manager for the southern French city’s merchants’ association.

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