Nov 15, 2015 8:35 PM

Nashua residents hold vigil in honor of Paris victims

NASHUA - Nashua residents gathered at a city park named in honor of the city's French heritage to express their solidarity and desire for peace with the people of France in the wake of the terrorist attacks on Friday.

Two days have passed since the tragic attacks in Paris left more than 130 people dead and another 350 injured. Sunday night, community members met to pray for those lost -- some of them family and friends.

"There's a lot of violence in the world, and it effects our community deeply. I just wanted our community to have a voice," said Tom Lopez, who organized the vigil at Le Parc de Notre Renaissance Francaise in the city's downtown.

More than a dozen people shared their memories of France and mourned the violence that has become increasingly familiar throughout the world.

"The vigil is a prayer for them. A prayer that this want and destruction for human life will end," said Paul Garant.

The city is flying the flag of France outside of City Hall to show their solidarity during this time of mourning.

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