Western Europe has experienced an unprecedented wave of migration from the Middle East over the past few years — a wave that has forced the Continent to radically change various aspects of everyday life.
This year, the city of Lyon in France is canceling an annual Christmas market due to the high cost of protecting it from a potential terror attack, PJ Media reported.
Terrorism has become a serious problem for Europe, and it was estimated that it would cost up to 20,000 euros — about $23,000 — to protect this event.
This year, the cost of security would have reached nearly 20,000€. To at least balance our budget, we should have increased either the number of stands or the rental price of the sites (2 to 3,000€ per week),” a project manager with the Lyon Côté Croix-Rousse merchant’s association told the French newspaper Leprogress
The decision to (cancel) the 2017 edition was complicated and difficult to take, but no solution could be found, despite our discussions with the town hall,” the project manager said.
Last year, a terrorist who swore allegiance to the Islamic State group rammed a truck into a Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 and forcing security to be increased at similar venues across Europe.