Up to 1.5 million people flooded Paris for march today, while 600,000 rally in other towns and cities around France. France’s Interior Ministry said crowds were larger than when country was liberated from the Nazis in WWII.
President Obama sent Eric Holder to represent the United States and show solidarity. Dozens of national heads of state were present, Eric Holder skipped the march.
Incredible pictures of Rally and March HERE
Why do you think Eric Holder refused to march in the rally ?
Why do you think the Obama administration refused to march in what could be called a pro freedom rally?
France has declared war against Islamic terrorism and hate, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Saturday in defiant speeches aimed at rallying his country in the aftermath of a three-day jihad spree that left 17 dead.
“We are at war — not a war against a religion, not a war against a civilization, but to defend our values, which are universal,” Valls said.
“It’s a war against terrorism and radical Islamism, against everything that would break our solidarity, our liberty, our fraternity.”
The French people need to stand up for freedom of speech and faith — which in France means keeping religion separate from government, Valls said. (read more)