Hollande Opens Paris Terror Attacks Commemorations — “Long live tolerance, long live intelligence, long live France.”

(Philippe Wojazer/Pool Photo via AP). French President Francois Hollande and Saint-Denis mayor Didier Paillard, right, unveil a commemorative plaque outside the Stade de France stadium, in Saint-Denis, near Paris, France, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, during ...
French President Francois Hollande and Saint-Denis mayor Didier Paillard, right, unveil a commemorative plaque outside the Stade de France stadium, in Saint-Denis, near Paris, France, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. (Philippe Wojazer/Pool Photo via AP).

PARIS — The Latest on the anniversary commemorations of the Paris attacks on Nov. 13, 2015 (all times local):

9:35 a.m.

French President Francois Hollande has opened a national day of commemoration in France, one year after the Paris attacks that killed 130.

Hollande unveiled a plaque covered by a small French flag at the national stadium in memory of the single person killed there, Manuel Dias, and the numerous wounded.

Hollande remained silent at the ceremony outside the Stade de France and he wasn’t expected to speak as he unveils plaques at the seven sites hit by Islamic extremists.

Instead, the victim’s son Michael spoke, saying his Portuguese-born father was “proof that integration is possible, necessary” to fight the stigmatization that leads some youth into violence.

It was a reference to the attackers who were European citizens of foreign descent. He said: “Long live tolerance, long live intelligence, long live France.

Police officers guards the attack sites at restaurant Le Petit Cambodge (Little Cambodia) and the Carillon Hotel in Paris, prior to the arrival of French President Francois Hollande to unveil a commemoration plate, Sunday, November 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Michel Euler).

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One Response to “Hollande Opens Paris Terror Attacks Commemorations — “Long live tolerance, long live intelligence, long live France.””

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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