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Peace vigil - 17/11/2015 6pm

The Ambassador of France in Australia Mr Christophe Lecourtier spoke at an event to show support to the people of France in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.
The event took place on Tuesday 17th November between 6 pm and 7 pm at the Soldiers Memorial Gardens.
People attending have brought a candle or flowers and signed a condolence book.

Marianne wrote this poem following the terrorist attacks and read it at the Peace Vigil :

 

Hommage aux maux

 
It was the thirteenth day of the month
A Friday of games and rock songs
Some people had a bad intuition
Others had no superstition

It was the eleventh month of the year
Paris in automn had overcome her fear
When standing up as one man
They shot everybody down

I don’t know where to begin
And whether we should explain
Or try to understand
What nobody can ever imagine

In the meantime let us indulge
In a silent meditation
That calmly invites us
To reject detestation

And let’s contemplate a society
Where together we would read
Books written by human beings
With no dogma or vanity

Today the sky is red white blue
Red like our eyes
White with fright
And sadly blue

Now if the night comes
Let's go to sleep and wait
Until the next day to awake
In the transparent dawn

 

Marianne Braux
 

 

 

 

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Peaceful vigil against the terrorist attacks

A peaceful vigil was held in the northern end of Victoria Square, Adelaide on Monday 12 January 2015 at 8pm to show support to the families of those who died in France and all in France who are standing defiant on the attack on liberty and freedom of speech.

Many messages have been received in the condolences book available at the Consular Agency of France.