October 29, 2019
Police arrested a man yelling “Allah hu Akbar” in a Paris cinema during the screening of Joker after his actions caused panic among filmgoers.
The incident took place on Sunday evening at the Grand Rex cinema in central Paris and saw the man yell the phrase, which is closely associated in France with terrorist attacks , causing people to start running for the exits, Le Parisien reports .
“In the middle of the film, a guy, who was accompanied by another man, shouted ‘It’s political’. He repeated the sentence at least six times. At first, people laughed, then some asked him to shut up,” a witness said.
There, he got up from his chair and shouted, ‘Allah hu Akbar.’ People then got up in a panic, ran to the exits, but the doors were blocked. Some were crying. A mother was looking for her daughter,” the witness added.
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