- French President Hollande, the attacks of Islamic State in Paris Friday described as " an act of war." He spoke Saturday after a meeting of the National Security Council at the Elysee Palace.
The president said the attacks, which claimed 127 lives, by IS outside the country are organized and implemented with the help of France. Saturday and Sunday, the French government at extraordinary meeting. Also want to speak to the head of state on Sunday with the leaders of all political parties.
Hollande also said he Monday in Versailles Congress will address an extraordinary joint session of both chambers of the French parliament, National Assembly and Senate, but shall meet under exceptional circumstances. Moreover, he announced a three-day period of national mourning.
It is the first time in the history of the Fifth Republic which proclaimed a period of national mourning for three days, reports the newspaper Le Figaro. It is the sixth time that is proclaimed in the Fifth Republic national mourning. The first time was in 1970, when former president Charles de Gaulle died. Then, all government offices and all schools closed and were postponed sporting events and other public entertainment. Courts and Tribunals presented their sessions from. Fairs, cinemas and theaters were closed.