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Open Thread for discussion of terror attacks in Paris

Paris tonight
Paris tonight

There have been multiple terror attacks in Paris. As I write this, there are reportedly dozens dead, and hostages being held.

I hope all WHTM readers in Paris are safe, and that this nightmare doesn’t get any worse.

This is a NO TROLLS/NO MRAs thread.

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skiriki
6 years ago

Currently reading BBC’s feed of what’s going on.

http://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-europe-34815972

To everyone in Paris and France, I’m so sorry. This is awful beyond words. ๐Ÿ™

dhag85
6 years ago

Thank you, David.

chaltab
chaltab
6 years ago

There are no words adequate in situation like this. My thoughts and prayers go out to the people in Paris.

Chiomara
Chiomara
6 years ago

I am sorry. I heard they have hostages? My god.

TheMusibaker
TheMusibaker
6 years ago

Currently in Paris, and safe. Things are pretty crazy, with seven separate locations reporting shooting/explosions. English live feed here http://www.france24.com/en/livefeed

chaltab
chaltab
6 years ago

BBC reported a few minutes ago that shots and explosions were heard around the building where the hostages have been held. Something may have just gone down.

skiriki
6 years ago

All I can think of when I look at the places where explosions and shootings are happening is “they wanted to do this in front of cameras, where they would be recorded for the world to see”. A concert/culture venue, a stadium area. And that’s disturbing.

jbgarner58
6 years ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Paris and France in general.

dhag85
6 years ago

Amazing, seeing the images of the football game going on with explosions in the background.

BFMTV (largest news network in France) had the number of deaths at 60 a while back.

chaltab
chaltab
6 years ago

I suspect this is retaliation for France’s air strikes against ISIS in Syria. They want the cameras there. They want everyone to be afraid to get involved or the same things will happen in their countries.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Horrible ๐Ÿ™

I don’t know what else to say.

Nequam
Nequam
6 years ago

Is it sick and wrong that my first thought was the attacks had to do with the soccer game?

eyesopen
eyesopen
6 years ago

Horrifying. People in Paris must be terrified. Thoughts and prayers for all involved.

lyc054
6 years ago

Long time lurker here. Have to get this off my chest somewhere; friends and family are already sleeping. I’m shaking here thinking of what the people there have to go through (and that shit like that is actually daily routine in some spaces…). From the bottom of my heart I hope this is over soon.

dhag85
6 years ago

Aaand Rob Lowe has made the single worst tweet of all time.

RosaDeLava
RosaDeLava
6 years ago

Holy shit, this is happening now?
Thanks skiriki and David for the links (a video started playing in DAvid’s link right now)

skiriki
6 years ago

Hostages in the concert hall are apparently freed.

bvh
bvh
6 years ago

Damn. I’m thinking of those people just wounded. Emergency services won’t get to them in time. ;(

Ravn Thor
6 years ago

I’m so paralyzed right now.

ultimatezer0
ultimatezer0
6 years ago

@skirki: where did you see that?

numerobis
numerobis
6 years ago

State of emergency on the whole of the country, borders closed.

The stadium bombing was apparently a suicide bomb.

Kestrel
Kestrel
6 years ago

Thank you David for opening this thread.

My deepest sympathies for the people of France and Paris specifically. Please stay as safe as possible.

skiriki
6 years ago

@ultimatezer0 — The Guardian feed mentioned it, but it looks like it is more complicated than it seemed to be. New update about that situation there.

modmyst
6 years ago

Who-what-wher-when-why; ladies and gentlemen of the press, put your thinking caps on and give us the hard data we need to resist the hawks & warmongers. That’s my prayer.

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