Residents of the japanese French metropolis of Strasbourg crammed a metropolis sq. Sunday for a memorial to the 4 folks shot useless and the dozen wounded by a gunman at their well-known Christmas market.
The hour-long ceremony occurred in Kleber Sq. by the town’s Christmas market, close to the place the gunman opened hearth on Tuesday night.
In response to the native newspaper DNA, greater than 1,000 folks attended the memorial, which ended with a minute of applause and a rendition of France’s nationwide anthem, “La Marseillaise.”
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Strasbourg Mayor Roland Ries praised the town’s resilience within the face of hardship.
“The presence on Saturday of a particularly giant crowd within the Christmas market was an illustration of our dedication to those values on which our residing collectively relies, which we’ll proceed to defend in opposition to all those that wish to assault it,” Ries stated.
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After the assault, French authorities launched an enormous manhunt that ended Thursday night time when the primary suspect, Strasbourg-born Cherif Chekatt, 29, was killed in a shootout with police within the metropolis neighborhood the place he grew up.
French authorities are nonetheless investigating the Strasbourg Christmas market assault. Chekatt’s mother and father and two of his brothers, who had been held by police for questioning for a number of days, have been launched on Saturday.