Dozens of Paris Airport Staff on Terror Watchlist

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Police officers at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France, launched a review of 1,000 workers after it emerged that 57 employees had security clearance, despite being on a terror watchlist, The Sunday Times reported.

Officers conducted a thorough sweep of the airport in the aftermath of the Paris attacks using powers granted under a state of emergency.

Some employees had their badges confiscated but a full investigation has not yet been carried out.

“It’s a question of verifying what these people might have been doing since they obtained their authorization” police office Phillipe Riffault told The Sunday Times.

Four planes belonging to EasyJet were spray-painted with Arabic graffiti in airports in France in recent days. The graffiti was found on the panels covering the fuel tank.

EasyJet assessed this issue, each time working in full consultation with the authorities, and is entirely satisfied it is nothing more than graffiti,” a spokesperson for the company told reporters. 

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Meira Svirsky

Meira Svirsky is the editor of ClarionProject.org

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