French president: 3,000 extra staff hired for Euro security

March 29, 2016 1:24 PM

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PARIS – French President Francois Hollande says private security firms have hired an additional 3,000 people for the European Championship soccer tournament.

After last week's Brussels attacks that killed at least 35 people, French authorities decided to continue with Euro 2016 from June 10-July 10 as planned, including the fan zones where spectators gather to watch games on large screens.

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