One year on, Paris remembers the victims of terrorist attacks

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The French gathered to honor victims of last year’s Islamist militant attacks as the president, prime minister, and mayor of Paris laid a wreath at a statue symbolizing the French Republic.

It’s become a shrine for those killed by terrorists in France. CCTV America’s Kate Parkinson is in Paris with more on the remembrance.

One year on, Paris remembers the victims of terrorist attacks

One year on, Paris remembers the victims of terrorist attacks

The French gathered to honor victims of last year's Islamist militant attacks as the president, prime minister, and mayor of Paris laid a wreath at a statue symbolizing the French Republic. It's become a shrine for those killed by terrorists in France. CCTV America's Kate Parkinson is in Paris with more on the remembrance.

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The 17 people killed during three days of terror last January, and the 130 people who died in coordinated attacks on Nov. 13.

The atmosphere was sombre, and the crowd was small. It was a very different atmosphere than last year when, on the Sunday following the January attacks, more than one million people filled the square in a demonstration of unity and solidarity.

But France today is a different place. The event took place amid extremely tight security. France is still in shock and still under stringent security measures, including a state of emergency.

As people remember the victims of the 2015 attacks, many were still coming to terms with the fact that while the attacks may have been planned overseas, almost all of the attackers were French citizens.


Psychologist Erik Fisher on the impact of the attacks
For more on what the year since the Charlie Hebdo attacks means for France, CCTV America was joined by psychologist Erik Fisher.

We asked him about the kind of psychological issues people involved in the attacks were still suffering from, and what kind of impact the attack has had on the psyche of France.

Psychologist Erik Fisher on the impact of the Paris attacks

Psychologist Erik Fisher on the impact of the Paris attacks

For more on what the year since the Charlie Hebdo attacks means for France, CCTV America was joined by psychologist Erik Fisher. We asked him about the kind of psychological issues people involved in the attacks were still suffering from, and what kind of impact the attack has had on the psyche of France.