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Hollande says France 'will not give in to hatred' at Paris attacks ceremony

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Video by Oliver FARRY

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2015-11-27

France paid homage Friday morning to the 130 victims of the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris with a solemn ceremony at the Invalides monument in the centre of the city. Follow the event as it happened on FRANCE 24's live blog.

Here are the major developments from today’s ceremony in Paris.

  • French President François Hollande presided over the ceremony, which was attended by families of the victims of the Paris attacks as well as survivors.
  • Paying homage to the victims, Hollande said the country would not be cowed by the acts of terrorists. “We will sing even more, continue going to concerts and stadiums,” he said. “They (the terrorists) will fail. They cultivate death, but we have love for life.”
  • Hollande also said France would not seek “revenge” for the attacks. “France sticks to its principles of hope and tolerance,” he said.
  • The event was also attended by former president and Les Républicains (formerly UMP) party leader Nicolas Sarkozy and far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen.
  • People across the country displayed the French flag outside their homes to show their solidarity during the ceremony, something Hollande had earlier called upon them to do.

Smartphone and tablet users can view the live blog by clicking here.

Live coverage of ceremony honouring victims of Paris attacks

Date created : 2015-11-27

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