In Memoriam

The Place de la République, which was the scene of massive demonstrations of solidarity after the terrorist attacks of November 2015, still serves as a gathering spot for those wishing to pay respects to the  people who were killed at the Bataclan Theatre on Boulevard Voltaire and at three restaurants near the canal St. Martin, as well as the Stade de France in St.-Denis. The large monument in the center of the square stands as a memorial, covered with flowers and messages and tributes to victims. The people who died were innocent, mostly young, and of varying nationalities and ethnicities. It is heartbreaking to read their names.