Friday 9 December 2016

Paris sera toujours Paris - terrorism will not subdue this city

Published 15/02/2016 | 02:30

Devin Toner reaches for a restart during yesterday’s match at the Stade de France. Photo: Brendan Moran. Photo: Sportsfile
Devin Toner reaches for a restart during yesterday’s match at the Stade de France. Photo: Brendan Moran. Photo: Sportsfile

No one talks about the bombings and the shootings. It is as if a whole city is trying desperately to erase all mention of the tragedies, such is the collective will of the citizens to get on with life as usual.

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The sensible Parisians seem to have taken a collective decision that the best way to beat the terrorists is by doing the ordinary and the everyday. Paris may seem to the rest of the world like a city under siege but the reality is the Parisians have beaten their enemies by steadfastly ignoring them.

The hurt is kept within.

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