Paris Attacks: French Football Fans Sing La Marseillaise In Poignant Show Of Solidarity

An estimated 80,000 football fans were enjoying France's much-anticipated Friendly match versus Germany at the Stade de France in Paris on Friday evening.

It wasn't until explosions began to ring out, rippling through the stadium, that the fans understood a terror attack was being carried out across the capital.

In stunned response to the news, the fans acted in unity and during the evacuation of the stadium fans waved French flags and sung "La Marseillaise" - the French national anthem.

A video was taken as the spectators flooded the exit doors in an orderly fashion, poignantly singing their heart out to the country's anthem.

The explosions that went off outside the stadium killed three people. The police later confirmed these were suicide attacks. The French President François Hollande, who was in attendance, was evacuated from the ground.

Before the evacuation at about midnight, fans flooded the field:

The a death toll from a series of coordinated attacks in Paris stands at 127. On Friday night the capital was also hit by two suicide attacks and shootings at restaurants and a massacre inside a popular music venue, in what is the worst violence to hit France since the Second World War.

The death toll at the Bataclan theatre, after gunmen took hostages, stood at around 100 on Saturday morning. French security forces raided the concert theatre, which was hosting an American rock band, killing two assailants. Speaking with The Guardian after escaping the Bataclan, a man described the scene as "carnage," adding there were "bodies everywhere."

Another attack occurred in the city after at least one gunman opened fire outside the Petit Cambodge restaurant in the 10th district, leaving 11 people dead.

In London, Prime Minister David Cameron said: "I am shocked by events in Paris tonight. Our thoughts and prayers are with the French people. We will do whatever we can to help."

In Washington, President Barack Obama condemned the violence as an "attack on all of humanity." He said: "Once again, we've seen an outrageous attempt to terrorise innocent civilians," he said. "This is an attack not just on Paris, it's attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share."


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