Boston stands with France: Scenes from the Boston Common rally

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Hundreds of people gathered on Boston Common Sunday afternoon to show support for France following Friday’s terrorist attacks.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and French General Consulate Valéry Freland were among those in attendance.

Supporters came from near and far to stand in solidarity with France.

“I felt that same sinking feeling that I felt at the marathon, 9/11. It really compelled me to make the drive here,’’ Anna Cronin, of Concord, New Hampshire, told The Boston Globe while she held a sign that read “unity is strength’’ in French.


At the Cathedral of the Holy Church in the South End, there was a special Mass in remembrance of the victims and prayer for peace, according to the Globe.

Read more about the rally at the Globe.

Paris Vigil


A vigil was held in Boston Common in support of Paris.


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