Following the deadly attacks in Paris this week on a satirical newspaper and Jewish deli French police maintained a top-level anti-terrorist alert ahead of a gathering with European leaders set for Sunday in the capital.
Participation of European leaders including Germany's Angela Merkel, Britain's David Cameron and Italy's Matteo Renzi in a silent march through Paris with President Francois Hollande will pose heightened demands for security forces on Sunday.
Arab League representatives and some Muslim African leaders as well as Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will also attend.
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