The Stade de France, the terraces of Carillon and Petit Cambodge, La Bonne Bière, Comptoir Voltaire, La Belle Equipe and finally the Bataclan concert hall: almost the same ceremonial – reading the names of those killed, depositing wreath, minute of silence – was repeated throughout the morning in tribute to the 130 dead and more than 350 injured in the worst terrorist attacks in the history of France, claimed by the Islamic State organization (IS).
The historic trial of these attacks ended on June 29, after ten months of hearings.
The special assize court in Paris sentenced Salah Abdeslam, the only surviving member of the commandos, to life imprisonment, the heaviest sentence in the criminal code.
His 19 co-defendants (six of whom five were presumed dead were tried in their absence) were sentenced to terms ranging from two years’ imprisonment to life.
Ms. Borne was surrounded on Sunday in particular by the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and the presidents of the associations of victims Life for Paris Arthur Dénouveaux, and 13onze15 Philippe Duperron.
“I am thinking today of all the victims of the attacks (…). Of all these mown lives. To all those who live every day without a loved one. To all the survivors. Time does not erases neither the memory nor the pain”, tweeted François Hollande, who was head of state during these attacks which had sown terror in the country.