UNCW vigil honors victims of Paris attacks


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Folks in Paris and around the world are still reeling from the terrorist attacks that killed more than 120 people.

Tonight a vigil for the victims was held at UNCW.

Organizers say they wanted to create a sacred space for students and community members that included the French ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity.

Several French students studying abroad at UNCW attended the vigil.

When asked about how it felt to see so much support from the campus community and from around the world Julie Malberti said, “To see all these people who maybe lit one candle, but one candle is like more.”

“And they came, they came,” Marie Quesne said.

Camille Lehoux said, “All the support we can find on Facebook, the news. Just people here that just came to us saying we’re sorry about what’s happening. That means a lot, and… I think all of us feel like maybe closer.”

All UNCW students studying abroad in Paris have been accounted for and are safe.

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