Sunday, January 11, 2015

Huge Crowd Marches In Paris

According to various reports, "hundreds of thousands" or even "millions" of people have been marching in Paris to honor the victims of the recent terror attacks, and in defiance of the terrorists themselves.  The march is being led by French president François Hollande, who told his government "Paris is today the capital of the world."  More than 40 world leaders are have shown up, including Angela Merkel of Germany, David Cameron of the United Kingdom, Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, Matteo Renzi of Italy, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali, and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.  The participants are marching from Place de la République to Place de la Nation.

Read more at VOA, Reuters, FT and Sky News.

UPDATE:  There appears to have been no American official at the march.  President Obama and Vice President Biden have remained in the United States.  Secretary of State Kerry is in India.  Attorney General Eric Holder is in Paris attending a meeting on terrorism, but was not seen at the march.  Read the story at the Daily Mail.

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