Cannes deploys flower power to boost film festival security

May 16, 2017 By Robin Pomeroy CANNES, France (Reuters) – Cannes’ promenade was pretty enough before authorities installed a row of 400 giant flowerpots. But the potted plants aren’t there to look good – they are a security measure to avert terrorist attacks during the film festival. The Cannes festival, which begins on Wednesday, is the first since the attack in nearby Nice last July, when a Tunisian man drove a 19-tonne truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day on the promenade, killing at least 80 people. The shoulder-high flower…

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