Boston Reacts to Paris Terrorist Attacks

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Flowers at the French Consulate in Boston. / Photo via AP

Boston residents are showing solidarity with Paris in the aftermath of a day of carnage across the French capital Friday night, when attacks at multiple locations left more than 120 people dead.

People around the world have reacted to show support for Paris, and Boston is no exception. Locals have left flowers at the consulate, hung up French flags, turned their lights to the colors of Tricolour, and offered French travelers places to stay if they are stranded in Boston—the country closed its borders Friday night after the attacks. Even Boston Marathon bombing victims are expressing solidarity with the victims of the attacks.

Flowers & notes of support continue to grow at the French Consulate in #Boston after the #ParisAttacks. #ParisStrong pic.twitter.com/SnCfK6JiEg

— Justin Michaels (@JMichaelsNews) November 14, 2015

Flowers & notes of outside Boston’s French Consulate following Paris terrorist attacks. Live coverage on @fox25news. pic.twitter.com/VABDXwXj2V — Stephanie Coueignoux (@StephanieFOX25) November 14, 2015

The French flag is going up at Boston City Hall Plaza:

French flag going up outside Boston city hall. Boston stands with Paris. #PrayForParis #BostonStrong pic.twitter.com/5QZtfgXFuh

— Maïca Pichler (@maicameister) November 14, 2015

The Lenox and Prudential set their colors to red, white, and blue to show support for Paris:

Prudential in #Boston pays tribute to the #Paris attack victims. Photo: Justin Minggan Wei. #PrayersForParis pic.twitter.com/ECWk7q4hSz — Mark Tarello (@mark_tarello) November 14, 2015

People looking to help Paris bound travelers stranded in Boston can use the hashtag #StrandedInUS:

#strandedinUS If you are stuck in Boston I have a couch available and would be happy to help you and support you in this tough time

— Mandy Plain & Simple (@amandahqtpie) November 14, 2015

Anyone #strandedinUS #Boston we have 3 beds close to T #PorteOuverte hosts we want to help @universalhub — Rosanne Foley (@rafdotmass) November 14, 2015

And the Boston Athletic Association and others affected by the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing are reaching out to show their support for the people of Paris:

Pour les citoyens de Paris et de la France, nous sommes avec vous. Quelle tragédie. Quelles tristesse. Vous etes nos…

Posted by The Boston Marathon on Friday, November 13, 2015

I will never be able to see/hear the words “terrorist” or “terrorist attack” ever again without breaking down and…

Posted by Rebekah Gregory on Friday, November 13, 2015

Fucking fuck fuck terrorists. I’d love to do the whole peace will see through thing but when those of us who have been…

Posted by Adrianne Haslet-Davis on Friday, November 13, 2015


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