CANNES – Panic scenes on the Croisette this Monday, August 10. At the end of the evening, bar and restaurant patrons began to run through the streets of Cannes after rumors of a shooting spread through the city.
“Outside, he’s shooting,” some passersby shouted, causing a huge crowd movement, as you can see in our video at the top of the article. Very quickly the authorities denied the rumor after having raised doubts on the ground. On Twitter, the prefecture of the Maritime Alps asked residents not to spread false rumors.
In the crowd movement, several people were injured. A hundred firefighters were present at night to take care of them.
This is not the first time that such a panic has occurred in the Côte d’Azur. In August 2016, a few weeks after the Nice attack, residents of Juan-les-Pins believed they heard gunshots, causing panic in the city.
In July 2018, another such incident occurred after the France-Belgium World Cup semi-final, leaving 30 injured in Nice.
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