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Ceremony for Arnaud Beltrame at Carcassonne airport

France 3/Scoop, Mar 27

The Aude police and 1000 witnesses saluted the memory of Lieutenant-Colonel Beltrame during the moving of his body at Carcassonne airport on Tuesday.

The coffin, carried by six gendarmes in the pouring rain, was placed inside a gray Falcon waiting on the runway to take off for Villacoublay.

Arnaud Beltrame’s family were present, and the media were asked to respectfully keep their distance.

The national tribute will take place on Wednesday at 11 am at Les Invalides.

Emmanuel Macron will preside over the national tribute ceremony from 11.30 am in the courtyard of Les Invalides, in the presence of the family of the heroic 44 year old policeman who took the place of Julie, the woman hostage used as a human shield in the Super U attack in Trèbes.

“In agreement with the family, an intimate vigil reserved for his brothers in arms” will be held Tuesday night at the Tournon barracks, in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, according to the presidency.

Arnaud Beltrame will be buried on Thursday in Ferrals-les-Corbières, between Carcassonne and Narbonne.

That same day, the funeral of the three other victims of the attacks in Trèbes and Carcassonne will take place, according to the parish of Trèbes.

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