NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio was in Paris to pay his respects as well as denounce terrorism and anti-Semitism in the wake of recent terror attacks in France.
Seventeen people were killed earlier this month in attacks on the offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, a kosher supermarket and police in Paris.READ MORE: Westchester Police Departments Travel To Harlem In Tribute To Fallen NYPD Officer Jason Rivera
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De Blasio joined the mayor of Paris in laying a wreath at the memorials outside the Charlie Hebdo office and kosher market. He also placed flowers at the site where an officer was shot and killed responding to the attacks.
“Seeing where people lost their lives because of who they were and what they thought … is a reminder that these values are always under threat,” de Blasio said. “They have been throughout history. It’s up to us to protect our values and to protect every community.”
The mayor also attended closed-door meetings with French officials and Jewish leaders.