France debates fourth extension of emergency laws after Nice

A man spits at the site in Nice where attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was killed by police after killing scores of people by driving a truck through crowdsFrench lawmakers were Tuesday to debate extending the country’s state of emergency for a fourth time after the massacre in Nice amid mounting criticism of the government’s response to a series of terror attacks. President Francois Hollande had planned to lift the measures this month but changed tack after the carnage wrought by a truck driver in a crowd leaving a Bastille Day fireworks display. The ruling Socialists have proposed a three-month extension but government sources told AFP that they would cede to the demands of the conservative opposition to keep the draconian security measures in place until the beginning of 2017.

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