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French diplomat: Paris bloodshed an attack on humanity

6 years 1 week 5 days ago Thursday, November 19 2015 Nov 19, 2015 November 19, 2015 3:06 PM November 19, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Cain Burdeau

NEW ORLEANS - The general consul of France in New Orleans has called the terrorist attacks in Paris an attack on humanity.

Gregor Trumel, who is based in New Orleans, called the attackers "cowards" and said their attack targeted "Paris at its heart" and was an attack on humanity, human rights and freedom. 

Trumel made his remarks at a conference Thursday held by the Francophone Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association in New Orleans. The conference was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

Trumel thanked Americans for their support and solidarity toward France and said it was important "to be all together" in the wake of the Nov. 13 gun and bomb rampage by jihadi militants that killed 129 people and injured more than 350 in Paris.

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