While a fire ravages Notre-Dame-de-Paris cathedral, Monday 15th April, 2019, the President of the Republic expressed his emotion. He has to go there.
Emmanuel Macron shares the “emotion of a whole nation,” he said in response to the fire that devastates Notre-Dame-de Paris where he went Monday, April 15, 2019 alongside Edouard Philippe.
Notre-Dame de Paris en proie aux flammes. Émotion de toute une nation. Pensée pour tous les catholiques et pour tous les Français. Comme tous nos compatriotes, je suis triste ce soir de voir brûler cette part de nous.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) April 15, 2019
“Notre-Dame-de-Paris in flames. Emotion of a whole nation. Thought for all Catholics and for all French. Like all our compatriots, I am sad tonight to see this part of us burn, “the head of state wrote on Twitter.
“Emotion of a whole nation”
Macron left the Elysee at about 20:15 towards the square of the cathedral, where he must go alongside the Prime Minister and the President of the National Assembly Richard Ferrand, it was learned from concordant sources.
The head of state had just recorded his televised speech of twenty minutes , long awaited, where he was to announce his responses to the crisis of “yellow vests” and the great debate, when appeared the images of the fire.
Shortly after, the Elysee announced that his intervention was postponed, without giving a new date.
Several heads of state also reacted like Donald Trump and Angela Merkel. These horrible images of Notre-Dame on fire hurt. Notre Dame is a symbol of France and our European culture, “said the Chancellor.
So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2019
The spire of the cathedral of Notre-Dame has collapsed, announced Monday Emmanuel Grégoire, the deputy mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, who deplores “colossal damage”.