Additionally, French president, François Hollande, has told senior figures that an extension of the measures is probable.
“In Africa, in the Middle East, in Asia we must eradicate, eliminate Daesh, it is a total and global war that we face with terrorism,” Valls said. “We will have to live for decades or for many years with this menace or this threat and that’s why it’s a war. There are many generations that will have to live with this and the crisis will have to be managed in north Africa and the Middle East.”
Following the attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015 the French government rapidly declared a state of emergency. Heavily armed and militarized SWAT cops filled the streets and police conducted over 2,500 raids and arrested hundreds of people.
“A decree similar to the USA Patriot Act was hastily put together to allow searches in all buildings and private residences, and the preemptive arrest, without probable cause, of any individual deemed by French authorities to be suspect or dangerous. The notion of dangerous is, of course, vague and elastic and could potentially apply to anyone, including political dissidents,” writes Gilbert Mercier.