Sunday, November 15, 2015

Nous Sommes Paris

In Paris on Friday, November 13th, one of the worst terror attacks, and most violent attack in France since WWII was executed. With 132 people dead and nearly 300 more hospitalized, people all around the world are in mourning. The attacks consisted of three teams of terrorists and six separate incidents including suicide bombers at the Stade de France, shootings at popular restaurants and bars, and the deadliest attack, at Bataclan, a concert hall, in which around 80 people were killed and at least 180 injured.

These horrific acts have left the entire world shocked. President Obama saying, "We're going to do whatever it takes to work with the French people and with nations around the world to bring these terrorists to justice, and to go after any terrorist networks that go after our people."With Isis claiming responsibility for these actions, many are worried about what is coming next. President Francois Hollande of France claiming, "We will lead the fight, and we will be ruthless."Does this mean yet another war?

No one can really know what will happen next, but what is for sure is that France is receiving overwhelming support. All over the world, messages of peace and support for France have flooded social media outlets. Monuments from New York to London, Brazil to Australia, and many other places are lit up in blue, white, and red to show there support and prayers for Paris. When Paris tuned there lights off, the rest of the world turned them on.

1 comment:

  1. The overwhelming support from around the world is really quite incredible. It will be interesting to see who truly 100% stands behind France and how far the rest of the world is willing to go in these upcoming months when France decides how to handle the situation.