French President François Hollande followed Friday’s events from the situation room in the Élysée Palace and delivered a televised address to the French nation.
“The call for unity, which I expressed earlier is our greatest weapon. Those who carried out these attacks, the terrorists, the madmen, these fanatics have nothing to do with the Muslim religion. Finally we must mobilise and be able to respond to such events by force if and when we have to.”
On Sunday a major rally will take place in Paris attended by a number of European leaders including British Prime David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.