Paris Attacks: Muslim Imams And Jewish Representatives Join Hundreds At Bataclan Concert Hall Memorial Site

15/11/2015 17:08 | Updated 15 November 2015

Muslim and Jewish leaders stood side-by-side at a memorial near the Bataclan concert hall on Sunday to pay tribute to those who died in the Paris attacks, which left at least 129 people dead and hundreds more injured.

Imams and representatives from the Jewish and Muslim communities joined hundreds of people at the makeshift memorial two days after the attacks on the French capital, which Isis has claimed responsibility for. Dozens of candles, flowers and tributes were left at the memorial.

On Saturday night, thousands of people, many of them French residents of London, gathered in Trafalgar Square to show their solidarity with Paris, which has begun three days of mourning while France is in a state of emergency, as police hunt accomplices of the fanatics who carried out Friday's attacks.

A special service for the families of the victims and survivors of the attacks is due to be held at Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral later on Sunday.

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    Author Marek Halter (2nd from L), Imam of the Drancy Mosque, Hassen Chalghoumi (4th from L), Imam of one of the Nimes Mosques, Hocine Drouiche (2nd from R) and representative of the Jewish community gather at a makeshift memorial near the 'Bataclan' theatre in Paris on November 15, 2015 on November 15, 2015 in Paris, France. As France observes three days of national mourning members of the public continue to pay tribute to the victims of Friday's deadly attacks. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
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    Hundreds of people joined Muslim and Jewish leaders at the memorial on Sunday.
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    Dozens of candles, flowers and tributes lay at the scene of the makeshift memorial.
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    Imams and Jewish leaders lay white roses at the memorial.
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On Saturday night, the colours of the French flag were projected on to the National Gallery and people attended draped in French flags. As well as singing La Marseillaise and chanting 'Solidarité!' people stood for a minute's silence using their phones as torches.

Earlier on Saturday, the flag was projected on to Tower Bridge and the London Eye.

The only Briton confirmed to have died in the attack has been named as Nick Alexander, 36, who was working at the Bataclan theatre, where terrorists attacked a concert and took hostages, leaving 89 people dead.

The Bataclan was targeted during a concert from US band Eagles of Death Metal. Terrorists also targeted restaurants and a football stadium during the attacks on Friday night.


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