France: Toulouse; Sarkozy declares incident national tragedy

Minute of silence tomorrow in all schools

19 March, 14:08

    (ANSAmed) - PARIS, MARCH 19 - ''Today is a national day of tragedy. This crime does not only concern the Jewish community. The entire national community is shaken,'' said French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, in Toulouse. The head of state announced that a minute of silence will be observed tomorrow in all schools in memory of the young victims of the attack.

    ''Children were killed in cold blood. They are not only your children, but also ours. Children cannot be killed in this way in the land of the Republic without being held accountable,'' added Sarkozy, who stated that ''everything possible will be done to arrest'' the individual responsible for this crime.

    (ANSAmed).

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