Macron vows ‘France will not give up on our values’ after Nice attack

French President Emmanuel Macron vows that “France will not give up on our values” after a knife-wielding man killed three people at a church in what he calls an “Islamist terrorist attack.”

Macron offers condolences to the country’s Catholics after the killing, and urges people of all religions to unite and not “give in to the spirit of division.”

Macron also says he will immediately increase the number of soldiers deployed to protect schools and religious sites from around 3,000 currently to 7,000. French churches have been ferociously attacked by extremists in recent years and today’s killings come ahead of the Roman Catholic All Saints’ holiday.

— Agencies