BU News Service
A crowd of about 200, draped in the red, white and blue of the French flag, gathered Sunday afternoon on the Boston Common to show support for the victims of the terror attacks that took place Friday in Paris.
Several high profile officials were in attendance at the rally including Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and US Senator Elizabeth Warren. French General Consulate Valéry Freland requested a moment of silence from the crowd. Baker told Freland that “Boston stand[s] with France.”
Kelsey Loconte and husband Sam attended the rally to show support of their family and friends that live in Paris.
“It’s really scary that this is the third terrorist attack that France has endured this year and it’s not the end of these terrorist attacks,” Kelsey Loconte said. “It’s important to seek comfort in others during these times.”
France is in a three-day period of mourning for the 129 people killed in the attack.
Governor Charlie Baker announced at the State House that heightened security measures have been put in place at locations around the Boston including Logan Airport and the State House. There was a police presence around the rally Sunday afternoon.