Philadelphia Holds Vigil for Victims in Paris Attacks


In memory of the 129 lives that were lost to the acts of terrorism in the city of Paris, France, Philadelphia held a vigil at LOVE Park Saturday.

The vigil was held at 8 p.m. and you can see pictures from the event above.

Six terrorist attacks in Paris, France claimed the lives of 129 victims, while leaving 352 wounded according to the citys’ prosecutor Francois Molins.

The attacks occurred on November 13, around 10 p.m. in Paris, 4 p.m. local time.

The Islamic State Group claimed responsibility for the attacks, to which French President Francois Hollande said the country would stand firm and united. “A determined France, a united France, a France that joins together and a France that will not allow itself to be staggered even if today, there is infinite emotion faced with this disaster, this tragedy, which is an abomination, because it is barbarism.”

The attacks were conducted by seven people. They were arrested and found wearing identical explosive vests with TATP, or triacetate triperoxide. TATP is described as easy to make, but incredibly unstable.

As Paris mourns their loss, supporters took to social media to show solidarity with the French nation.

President Obama called the attacks an “outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians” and vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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