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French President Hollande lays wreath at Canadian War Memorial

Monday, November 03, 2014 - 01:09

France's Hollande lays memorial wreath at the War Memorial in Ottawa to honor recent deaths of Canadian soldiers killed by alleged radicalized extremists. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: French President Francois Hollande laid a wreath at the Canadian War Memorial to honor the recent deaths of two soldiers killed in the line of duty by home-grown extremists. Hollande paid tribute at the base of the War Memorial, the site where 24-year-old Corporal Nathan Cirillo was gunned down in late October while standing guard during a ceremonial watch to honor Canada's war dead near Parliament Hill. A few days earlier 53-year-old Warrant Officer Patrick Vincent was killed when a man ran him over with a car in Quebec. Canada vowed to toughen laws against terrorism but critics warned against moves that would curtail civil liberties in a country that prides itself on its openness. Investigators said there was no apparent link between the two attackers. Both attackers were shot dead. Police said both were Canadian citizens who had been radicalized, a term the government uses to refer to Canadians who become supporters of militant groups such Islamic State. Hollande later went to Parliament Hill to address the Canadian Parliament.

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French President Hollande lays wreath at Canadian War Memorial

Monday, November 03, 2014 - 01:09