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Cannes: Panic as Gunfire Misreported on Live French Broadcast

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Fireworks set off on the Croisette on Friday evening sounded like gunshots, setting off a panic during a live broadcast on the busy street, police told THR.

The debacle went down in front of Martinez beach late Friday.

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No one was injured and the man was later taken away by police, according to security people at the scene. The incident just before the live television broadcast of Le Grand Journal, a nightly news and entertainment program that broadcasts live from the beach every day during the Cannes Film Festival.  After the man was taken away, the producers of the program made an announcement to the crowd that the broadcast would continue. “The show must go on."

Canal Plus, which broadcast the show, tweeted "incident near @GrdJournal is over, everyone is OK, #LGJ will be back on in a few moments."

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