Paris shooting: Fillon, Le Pen cancel election campaigning

The latest shooting in Paris has prompted election candidates Francois Fillon and Marine Le Pen to cancel their events.

French presidential election candidates Marine Le Pen and Francois Fillon cancelled campaign events scheduled for Friday after a shooting on the Champs Elysees killed a police officer.

Far-right contender Le Pen called off her event and conservative Fillon, who was the target of a foiled terror attack a few days ago, told French broadcaster France 2 that he would also be cancelling a campaign event in the French Alps on Friday, the final day of the presidential campaign.

The first round of the election will take place on Sunday under heavy security.
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