Hungary holds national day of mourning for victims of Paris terrorist attacks

November 15, 2015

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The government of Hungary declared Sunday, November 15th, an official day of national morning following Friday night’s terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 129 and wounded 352.

An official ceremony was held in front of the Hungarian parliament at 9 am Sunday morning at which Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán personally presided over the ceremonial lowering of the Hungarian flag to half mast.  Attending the ceremony were Minister of Defense István Simicskó, the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, Antal Rogán, Minister for Justice László Trócsányi, and Eric Fournier, France’s ambassador to Hungary.

Throughout Saturday Hungarians expressed solidarity with France and the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks by depositing wreaths, flowers, and lit candles in front of the French Institute on the other side of the Danube.