France’s hardline PM Manuel Valls is supervising a nationwide crackdown featuring emergency measures that allow police to act without fear of judicial oversight. So far a countrywide sweep has produced over 1,000 searches and the seizure of over 200 weapons. It is “tough- talking” PM Valls and not President Francois Hollande who is orchestrating the French security response. The state of emergency will last at least three months. The Guardian reports here.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls