Statement from Pierre Laurent national secretary of the French Communist Party on the terror attacks which occurred on Friday night.
Side note: I had to run this through google translate so I apologise for any errors.
the original article: www.humanite.fr/pierre-laurent…
Pierre Laurent : " Faced with the attacks , we gather for freedom , equality , fraternity, and peace. Our country has just experienced one of the worst events in history. The simultaneous terrorist attacks last night in Paris and Saint-Denis claimed by Daesh, making this time 127 dead and 200 wounded, are appalling. France is in mourning. In the aftermath of the carnage, our first thoughts are with the victims, their families, relatives, witnesses and all those whose lives have been threatened.
For all the pain is immense. Everyone in France in feel deeply bruised. We welcome the work of law enforcement, emergency, health and emergency personnel and territorial agents whose mobilization was exemplary and solidarity of the people who immediately manifested.
Less than a year after the attacks last January, the Republic is struck at its heart. While the state of emergency has been decreed by the government, strengthening the capacity of police and justice is imperative. The state must find a sustainable means adapted to ensure the safety of all and all.
I call on our people not to give in to fear, to come together for liberty, equality and fraternity, and peace. We must refuse amalgams and stigma. Together, we must firmly reject hatred and racism. France is affected by the war and destabilization that undermine the Near and Middle East.
The fight against terrorism calls for redoubled advocacy and international solutions. She can triumph in the mobilization for a project of society that places solidarity at the heart of all his choices human emancipation, the values of the Republic and peace. The PCF, its representatives and elected officials, will all initiatives that, in the coming days, will enable our citizens to come together to face this challenge and open a path of hope for our people. In this tragic moment, the PCF has suspended all campaign activity.