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U.S. mourners stand with France after Paris attacks

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 01:39

Mourners in the United States say they stand with France after a series of attacks leaves scores dead in Paris. Natasha Howitt reports.

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As France is left reeling after a series of attacks in Paris killed over 120 people, many in the U.S. have voiced solidarity. The U.S. has suffered attacks before. In September 2001, two planes hijacked by Islamist militants flew into the World Trade Center's twin towers in New York, killing nearly 3,000 people. Here, the new One World Trade Center is lit up in blue, white and red - the colours of the French flag. San Francisco's City Hall followed suit. As the French flag in New York is lowered to half mast, people gather outside the French consulate in Washington D.C.. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MOURNER IN WASHINGTON D.C. SAYING: "It really touches your heart when you see that many innocent people gone, and we felt that we should come and just show our respect to the French people." (SOUNDBITE) (English) MOURNER IN WASHINGTON D.C. SAYING: "We are not going to let them stop us, you know. We are just going to continue doing what we usually do every day, and we don't want them to think we are afraid of it. We just have to keep going," Paris suffered nearly simultaneous gun and bomb attacks on Friday night across the city. Bataclan, a popular concert venue, was the deadliest. It is the second time in less than a year that France and the world are asking how carnage could strike at the heart of the much-loved city. Many leaders around the world have voiced support for France. Obama has called it an "attack on all of humanity". New York, Boston and other cities in the U.S. have bolstered security, though saying it's precautionary rather than a response to any specific threats.

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U.S. mourners stand with France after Paris attacks

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 01:39