France is at war: Hollande


VERSAILLES, FRANCE: Speaking at a special congress of the joint upper and lower houses of parliament at the Palace of Versailles, French President Francois Hollande declared France to be at war.

“France is at war. They are the work of an extremist army fighting us because France is a country of freedom, because France is the homeland of human rights,” he said. “France is not engaged in a war of civilisations because those assassins don’t represent a civilisation. Our democracy has triumphed before over adversaries that were much more formidable than these cowards.”