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Luxembourg to observe minute of silence for Paris victims

Luxembourg to observe minute of silence for Paris victims

07.12.2017 From our online archive
Luxembourg will observe a minute's silence at 12 noon on Monday, meanwhile a short ceremony of remembrance will be hosted at the French Embassy.

(JB) Luxembourg is to hold a memorial ceremony on Monday to remember the victims of Friday's attacks in Paris, which killed 129 and injured hundreds.

A minute's silence will be observed at 12 noon across the country, while a short ceremony to lay wreaths outside the French Embassy in Luxembourg will take place at 11:58am.

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel will participate in the ceremony in Boulevard Joseph II where he will sign a book of condolences.

Also present will be Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, along with government members.

Flags were at half-mast in Luxembourg and will remain so until the end of Tuesday in tribute to the victims.

Vigils were held across the capital over the weekend, with a large gathering assembling for a silent vigil at Place de Paris, by the train station, at 6pm on Sunday..

In light of Friday's attacks, French police are expected to be present on motorways close to the French border with Luxembourg today from 12 noon to check vehicles. It is possible these controls will have an impact on cross-border traffic during the evening rush-hour.

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