Visitors of Christmas fairs in La Defense business district and the Tuileries Garden must all pass through metal detectors. According to residents, these measures are taken only following major terrorist attacks, but people still come to fairs and do not express discontent over the checks.
On Tuesday, an attacker opened fire close to the Christmas market in Strasbourg, leaving four people killed. The gunman was identified by police as a local resident named Cherif Chekatt, 29, who was known to the law enforcement for previous offenses. Late on Thursday, the French interior minister confirmed that the suspected shooter had been killed by police.
The Daesh* terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia