Hundreds enjoy night out in bars and cafes of Paris in defiance of ISIS gunmen as punk band becomes first to perform in the city since the attacks
- Hundreds of Parisians enjoyed an evening out last night to show their defiance towards ISIS following terror attack
- Northern Irish punk band Stiff Little Fingers defied safety concerns to become the first major band to perform in city
- On Friday 129 people were killed and more than 350 were injured during a series of coordinated attacks in capital
Hundreds of Parisians enjoyed an evening out in the city’s bars and cafes last night to show their defiance towards the ISIS militants who gunned down revellers in the city last week.
Last night a veteran Northern Irish punk band defied safety concerns to become the first major band to perform in Paris since the terror attacks, telling the crowd: ‘The world has their hearts with you.’
On Friday 129 people were killed and more than 350 were injured during a series of coordinated attacks in France’s capital. Many of the victims were having drinks or eating at restaurants and cafe terraces in trendy eastern Paris when militants sprayed them with bullets, while 89 people were killed during a gig at the Bataclan concert hall.
Last night hundreds of the city’s residents took to social media with the slogan ‘Je suis en terrasse’, which trainslates to ‘I am on the cafe terrace’, in an echo of January’s ‘Je suis Charlie’ movement.
Hundreds of Parisians enjoyed an evening out in the city’s bars and cafes last night in defiance of the ISIS militants who gunned down revellers on Friday night, killing 129 and injuring more than 350
The ‘Guide du Fooding’ restaurant guide also called on French people to go out to restaurants, bars, cafes and brasseries to pay tribute to the victims, but also to help cafe owners who fear a drop in business following the attacks.
‘We told each other if we don’t sit at the terrace today, we probably won’t do it again,’ Marie-Therese Vasseur, 65, told Reuters from her vantage point in the spitting rain under a canopy at the Cafe Zephyr in the Grand Boulevard theatre district. ‘We can’t just stop living.’
The cafe’s manager, Fabien Mazars, welcomed the initiative, saying
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