The French government on Thursday urged yellow vest protesters not to hold another round of demonstrations this weekend as police hunted for a second day for the fugitive gunman who attacked a Christmas market in the eastern city of Strasbourg.
Two persons were killed and 13 injured in the incident.
Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux called on the anti-government protesters to be reasonable citing the strain on security forces after the attack in Strasbourg on Tuesday evening.
Police across several European countries have launched a manhunt for the main suspect, a 29-year-old Strasbourg native identified as Cherif Chekatt, is thought to have been injured after exchanging fire with soldiers, but managed to escape and has not been seen since.
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