It was one of the musical events of the end of 2023. On Sunday November 5, 2023, the MTV Europe Music Awards ceremony was to take place a few kilometers from the capital, at the Parc des Expositions in Villepinte.
An event which was to bring together an impressive audience of stars such as DJ David Guetta, reggaeton singers Manuel Turizo and Ozuna or even the K-Pop phenomenon Jung Kook… Only, the ceremony was finally canceled according to the Daily Mail
The reason ? Between the attack of October 13 in Arras during which Professor Dominique Bernard was killed and the attack in Brussels only a few days later, the climate of insecurity which currently reigns in France and in Europe following the conflict between Israel and Hamas become more than worrying for the organizers.
“It is with a heavy heart that [la cérémonie] was canceled due to security concerns and the ongoing conflict”, we learn this Thursday, October 19, 2023; Information immediately confirmed by Deadline, which cited Paramount Global: “Given the volatility of global events, we have decided not to proceed with the 2023 MTV EMAs out of an abundance of caution for the thousands of employees, crew members, artists, fans and partners who travel from around the world to bring the show to life.
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A series of attack alerts in France
As a reminder, on Wednesday October 18, 2023, no fewer than fifteen airports across France were evacuated following threats of attacks. “17 airports threatened. 15 airports evacuated. 130 flights canceled. Numerous delays”, summarized Clément Beaune on X (ex-Twitter) in the evening. The airports concerned are Beauvais, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Carcassonne, Lille, Lyon (Bron), Nantes, Nice, Pau, Rennes, Strasbourg, Tarbes-Lourdes and Toulouse.