World Mourns With Paris

Kerry denounces 'assault on our common humanity'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 14, 2015 8:25 AM CST
Updated Nov 14, 2015 9:02 AM CST

(Newser) – World leaders have been voicing their horror and disgust at the Paris terror attacks, and flowers and lit candles have been placed at makeshift memorials outside French embassies around the world. After the Friday night attacks, landmarks including the Sydney Opera House and New York City's One World Trade Center were lit in the colors of the French flag to show solidarity with Paris, People reports, while in the city itself, the Eiffel Tower went dark in memory of the victims, who now number at least 127 dead and 200 injured. Authorities say the tower will remain closed until further notice.

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One of the more moving tributes came from German Chancellor Angela Merkel. "This attack on freedom was aimed not just at Paris, it targeted and it hits all of us. That is why we must all respond together," said Merkel, dressed in black, her voice faltering. "We, your German friends, feel very close to you. We cry with you," she said. "We will lead this fight together with you against those who did such unimaginable things to you." John Kerry described the attacks as "heinous, evil" and "vile," calling them "an assault on our common humanity." He said the US stands ready "to provide whatever support the French government may require." (Read more Paris terror attacks stories.)

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