French President unveils plaque in Paris

French President unveils plaque in Paris
By Euronews with AFP
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Ceremony brings a week of official commemorations in honour of those killed in 2015 attacks to a close


French President Francois Hollande has laid a plaque in Paris in honour of all those killed in extremist attacks in the city in 2015.

Hommage place de la République après les #AttentatsParis Un nouveau rendez-vous à 17h30

— France Info (@franceinfo) January 10, 2016

Hollande and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo unveiled a plaque in the Place de la Republique.

La place de la république, à la dimension de la pensée de Hollande: vide!

— arnaud3j (@Arnaud3J) January 10, 2016

Public attendance at the event was low.

Un hommage aux victimes des attentats plus officiel que populaire

— Libération (@libe) January 10, 2016

The site has come to represent Parisians’ solidarity since the attacks began on January 7th, 2015.

More than 150 people died when militants targeted Charlie Hebdo magazine, a kosher supermarket, a rock concert, cafes and the Stade de France.

As #France remembers victims of #CharlieHebdo attacks, we stand together in the fight against terrorism #solidarité

— Philip Hammond (@PHammondMP) January 10, 2016

Sunday’s ceremony brought a week of commemorations to a close.

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