Paris Left In State Of Emergency

Posted on January 4, 2016 by

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The Eiffel Tower stood dark on 13 November 2015. Paris needed time to absorb the deadliest violence since World War II. Gunman and suicide bombers attacked across Paris, killing at least 265 innocent victims as well as injuring 352 bystanders.

There were a total of seven attacks by at least seven terrorists. All seven were wearing suicide vests.  The first two attacks happened in Stade De France, only four miles apart, just after 9:20 p.m. local time. The next attack opened fire on Petit Cambodge restaurant in Rue Bichat and Le Carillon bar on just the other side of the road, killing at least fifteen people enjoying their Friday night out.

“That is awful to hear about. I can’t even imagine how scary it was for the people in the restaurant being shot at,” junior Pierre Richard said.

After that came Rue De La Fontaine Au Roi when the same group of terrorists drove 500 yards to the Casa Nostra Pizzeria and opened fire on the diners, killing a minimum of fifteen people. Shortly after that happened, the attackers moved to La Belle Equipe bar in Rue De Charonne and murdered nineteen people around 9:35 p.m.

“I’m not exactly sure what I would’ve done in that situation, but it is a very scary situation to be in. I hope everyone there is able to move on with their daily lives after this all has happened to them. I am sure they were traumatized,” senior Hannah Sell said.

Bataclan concert venue in Boulevard Voltaire was next. This site was the deadliest, with 89 lives lost. The Eagles of Death Metal concert was next. The attackers stormed into the concert, surrounding 1,500 people.

“You wouldn’t know where they were or who you were safe around in the concert hall,” Richard said.

Two militants blew up explosive vests around 12:30 a.m., and the third militant along with them was shot down by officers. There was a third and final blast near Stade De France, and, although no one was killed during the seventh attack, it traumatized everyone in the area.

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