France commemorates Paris attack anniversary
Sunday marks the first anniversary of the attacks by Islamic Militants, in which 130 people died.
JOHANNESBURG – French President Francois Hollande marked the first anniversary of the Paris attacks by unveiling plaques commemorating the victims.
Prime Minister Manuel Valls says the state of emergency imposed after last year’s terror attacks in Paris is likely to be extended.
Valls says the measures are needed to protect the country’s democracy.
The prime minister was speaking on the first anniversary of the attacks by Islamic Militants, in which 130 people died.
Hollande and the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo visited the six sites targeted in the attacks, paying tribute to the victims.
At the Bataclan Concert Hall the crowd joined President Holland and Hidalgo in releasing balloons in remembrance of those killed.