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Attacks in Paris: The Three-day National Mourning Starts Sunday

National day of mourning commences on Sunday
On January 8, 2015, day of national mourning, flags flew at half mast in front of the National Assembly. – Chamussy / Sipa

The decree of President Francois Hollande proclaimed three days of national mourning until Tuesday was published Sunday in the Official Journal (OJ) …

“The 15 November, 16 November and 17 November 2015 are declared days of national mourning for the victims of attacks in Paris November 13, 2015”.  The decree of President Francois Hollande proclaimed three days of national mourning until Tuesday after the attacks that left at least 129 dead Friday was published Sunday in the Official Journal (OJ).

This is only the sixth time that such a measure is enacted under the Fifth Republic.During the national mourning, flags were flown at half mast and hoisted at half-mast on public buildings and government agencies are closed.

The last national mourning in France dates back to the earlier in the year on, January 8th, in honor of the twelve people killed in the bomb attack the previous day in Paris against the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

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