Dozens gather in Dieppe to show solidarity for people of France

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DIEPPE, N.B. – Dozens of people gathered outside the Dieppe Arts and Culture Centre to show their support for the people of France Saturday evening.

The City of Dieppe donated lanterns that were lit, and launched into the sky.

“It’s so difficult to understand why – why?” asked Romain Blanchard, one of the events organizers.

Blanchard moved to New Brunswick from West France six years ago. He’s now a student at CCNB Dieppe.

“I checked the Facebook app, it was so easy to see everybody’s okay, fine. I’m peaceful now. I was a little bit worried about that, but yes, everyone is fine in my family and friends,” he said.

The event was hosted by the Association française du Nouveau-Brunswick.

About 100 people gathered in Dieppe to launch the lanterns.


The people of Dieppe – a city who gets its name from the town in France – said that no matter where you’re from or what language you speak, the events of Friday have devastated everyone.

“I’m from Quebec, and even if I was not French, I’m a human and I’m concerned. Those are humans like me. It’s family, the world, it’s a big, big family,” said Anick Lepage.

“I’m sure everybody is praying for them, everybody is thinking about them,” said Dieppe resident Charles Gillespie.

“In a way, everybody’s affected.”

Blanchard said he believes the sadness will continue for some time.

“The next days will be difficult for the country and for all people who cares about freedom and liberty and solidarity, I think it’s a difficult moment right now,” he said.

“It’s a sad day for France but for all people, in Canada, in New Brunswick, in the United States, Europe, it’s a sad, sad, day.”

People can continue to share messages of condolences in a book at the French Consulate in Moncton.


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