France in mourning

First let me say I am not making any political comment on recent events, but rather I feel proud of the reaction amongst people I know in France. Given that generally the feeling is that the French have a form of xenophobia that starts at the boarders of their home village, and I would have been the first to agree, the dignified protests against the atrocities perpetrated in the name of religion, have risen well above any knee jerk condemnation of a religion or race. People have come together in towns all over the country in a show of solidarity, respect and empathy untainted with bigotry, for les marches républicaine.

P1000353P1000341 My local town, Rignac,

with a population of less than 2000 people, a very respectable turn out.

Rodez Charlie

And the prefecture Rodez 17000

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