After moment of silence, politicians sing French national anthem to honor attack victims


Members of France’s National Assembly held a moment of silence for the victims of last week's attacks before raising their voices in a show of national unity on Tuesday, joining together in a rendition of the French national anthem in the government chambers. The National Assembly is made up of 577 delegates. The tribute is just one of many following the series of deadly attacks that rattled the country

The names of the 17 victims — from the shooting at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the shooting of a policewoman in southern Paris, and the standoff at a kosher market — were read out. After the touching tribute, Prime Minister Manuel Valls addressed the assembly, making a clear distinction between the perpetrators of the attack and the Muslim population.

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