Thousands take part in Montreal Solidarity Walk for Paris victims

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MONTREAL – Mayor Denis Coderre called on the population to take part in a Solidarity walk in Montreal on Sunday morning to show support for the French people.

“What happened in Paris can happen anywhere in the world,” he said. “We have to be solidaire in those times of grievance.”

The mayor’s call was answered as thousands gathered at the Quartier des Spectacles, two days after the Paris attacks that killed 129 people.

For Marie Mathers, a Montrealer who lived in Paris for years, the attacks hit close to home.

“I couldn’t help thinking that my son could have been one of those kids at the Bataclan,” she said, referring to the music venue that saw a large share of bloodshed.

The crowds, some waving the Tricolore flag, others with their hands in their pockets walked in silence towards the French Consulate on McGill College Avenue.

“You can hear a pin drop. It is so silent, solemn,” said Global Montreal’s Rachel Lau.

Attendees walk in silence towards the French Consulate at Montreal’s Solidarity Walk on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.

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To some, the silence was the most striking.

Mayor Denis Coderre, was warmly greeted as he took to the podium.

Several other elected Montreal officials , as well as the Consul General of France in Montreal, Catherine Feuillet are taking part in today’s Solidarity Walk.

Also marching was Imam Gilles Sadek, who “came here to show our solidarity,” he said.

“And to show that we do not agree with the people who did this act.”

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