Saturday, November 14, 2015

Terror Attacks In Paris

On Friday, November 13th, France experienced the worst violence since WWII. Six different locations were attacked in Paris, including a soccer stadium, a restaurant, and the deadliest, Bataclan concert hall. The French say 128 are died, but are expecting the numbers to rise. A hostage situation near the concert hall left nearly 100 dead. Shootings and bombings left 300 people are hospitalized, 80 in life threatening conditions, around 170 in somewhat critical conditions. Attackers were carrying AK-47s and some even strapped to bombs. Eight of the attackers are dead- 7 from the suicide bombings.

ISIS claims responsibility for the attack and President Francois Hollande says, "This is an act of war." The streets are emptied. Terrified, everyone is mourning inside. 
"It's like a warzone right now," said a middle-aged worker at the brasserie Le Goncourt who refused to give his name. "This is very serious. We are living in fear."
Europe and America reaches out it's support after these horrifying attacks and plan to stand united behind France.  Obama said, "This is an attack not just on Paris, not just on the people on France, but an attack on all humanity and the universal values we share." He called the attacks an "outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians." This is a tragic, shocking situation. These devastating attacks of terror have sent Paris into a panic. This historic day will be burned into the memory of all French people, and will stay with them in the upcoming years while the world combats violent extremists. 

This Peace for Paris Symbol is rapidly spreading over social media.
"injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"- Martin Luther King Jr.


  1. Ally, you provide such great information about this horrific topic! (I blogged about it too). What do you think cab be done to stop attacks such as this?

  2. I was so shocked to hear about this tragedy that occurred on Friday. There were also many horrible events that occurred the same day like the earthquake in Japan which was appalling. It was shocking to read the personal stories of people experiencing these attacks in the concert hall. Also, it was nice to see countries and people showing their support all around the world. We don't know a lot of the details but hopefully we can prevent this from happening again in the future

  3. I blogged about this topic too. I love the quotes you incorporated throughout your blog. What happened was a tragedy. Finishing with the Martin Luther King Jr. quote was a very strong way to end your blog!