France cancels July 14 military parade over Covid-19  

  04 June 2020    Read: 1183
France cancels July 14 military parade over Covid-19  

France will cancel its traditional July 14 military parade this year due to coronavirus social distancing requirements, replacing it with a ceremony to pay tribute to medical personnel at the forefront of the pandemic battle, the presidency said Thursday, AFP reports.

Rather than the traditional march of soldiers and display of military hardware down the Champs-Elysees, this year will see a much smaller ceremony at the Place de la Concorde, where the parade normally ends, it said.   


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