Nov 13, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Vice President Kamala Harris honors 2015 Paris attack victims in France

Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Douglas Emhoff stand on the corner of Rue Alibert and Rue Bichat, the scene of one of the 13th November 2015 Paris terror attacks.
Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Douglas Emhoff stand on the corner of Rue Alibert and Rue Bichat, the scene of one of the 2015 Paris terror attacks. Photo: Kiran Ridley/Getty Images

Vice President Kamala Harris laid flowers at a Paris memorial Saturday to honor the 130 people who were killed in the November 2o15 Islamic State attacks in Paris, AP reports.

Driving the news: Harris' visit to the memorial comes as 20 men, who were allegedly involved in the attacks, are due to face trial.

Details: Harris laid a bouquet of ivory flowers at the foot of a victims' memorial along with her husband, Doug Emhoff, per AP.

Flashback: Gunmen with suicide vests killed about 130 people and injured hundreds more when they attacked the Bataclan concert hall, a sports stadium and six bars and restaurants.

  • It was the deadliest violence to hit France since World War II, AP notes, and one of the worst terrorist attacks to hit the West.

What's next: The trial is set to last nine months and the verdict is expected to come out in May 2022.

  • Most of the accused face life imprisonment if found guilty.

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