A series of hostile attacks have taken place today in Paris France and are apparently still under occurring in the city; emergency services are being enforced. Several bomb explosions have been heard and a number of people have been (were?) taken hostage during a concert in the Bataclan and their have been reports of shootings at several establishments. President Hollande has declared a state of emergency; all borders are closed, army services are reported to be in the city, and people are being encouraged to stay indoors,
As the events are developing, there is no news as to why or who is behind these atrocities – though much speculation can be found online already, please beware of these conjectures as they can be extremely damaging to minority communities and groups who are (sometimes wrongly) blamed.
I urge all Parisian residents to stay indoors, stay safe and protect one another. You need each other more than even, right now.
Thoughts are with the families and friends of all those who have lost their lives in this tragic event and with all those currently in the city, no doubt worried and concerned.