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Silent march in Canada in memory of Paris victims

AFP , Sunday 15 Nov 2015
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Up to 5,000 people marched in silence Sunday in Montreal in memory of victims of the Paris terror attacks.

Politicians, diplomats, clergy and everyday people both French and Canadian took part in the somber procession.

Parents took part with children, many of them holding small red, white and blue French flags.

"We will not yield to intimidation. We are going to protect our values," Montreal mayor Denis Coderre said as the marchers arrived at the French consulate.

"The people of Montreal are beside us, and we are deeply touched by their show of solidarity," said Catherine Feuillet, the French consul in Montreal.

"We are totally shocked, sad and downtrodden but we will not give in," said the international relations minister of Quebec province, Christine St-Pierre.

Hours after the Friday night attacks in Paris that left at least 132 dead, a makeshift memorial started taking shape outside the French consulate in Quebec, as people left bouquets of flowers and lit candles.

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