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Video: French fans sang La Marseillaise as they were evacuated from the Stade de France

Published 14/11/2015 | 00:19

Crowds leave the Stade de France where explosions were reported to have detonated outside the stadium during the France vs German friendly match near Paris, November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Gonazlo Fuentes
Crowds leave the Stade de France where explosions were reported to have detonated outside the stadium during the France vs German friendly match near Paris, November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Gonazlo Fuentes
Spectators wait on the pitch of the Stade de France stadium in Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris' suburb on November 13, 2015 after a series of gun attacks occurred across Paris as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. At least 18 people were killed, with at least 15 people had been killed at the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris, only around 200 metres from the former offices of Charlie Hebdo which were attacked by jihadists in January. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIEU ALEXANDREMATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/AFP/Getty Images
Spectators wait on the pitch of the Stade de France stadium following the friendly football match between France and Germany in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on November 13, 2015, after a series of gun attacks occurred across Paris as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. At least 18 people were killed, with at least 15 people had been killed at the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris, only around 200 metres from the former offices of Charlie Hebdo which were attacked by jihadists in January. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINAMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images
Spectators wait on the pitch of the Stade de France stadium following the friendly football match between France and Germany in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on November 13, 2015, after a series of gun attacks occurred across Paris as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. At least 18 people were killed, with at least 15 people had been killed at the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris, only around 200 metres from the former offices of Charlie Hebdo which were attacked by jihadists in January. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINAMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images

A video of French football fans singing their national anthem as they were evacuated from the Stade de France, where three were killed by an explosion, has gone viral and is being hailed as an act of defiance.

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France declared a national state of emergency and has closed its borders on Friday night after dozens of people were killed in multiple shootings in the country's capital.

AP is reporting that the three explosions consisted of two suicide attacks and a bombing occurred near the Stade de France.

The President of the French Football Federation Noel Le Graet has confirmed that there was an explosion at  entrance gate 'J' at the stadium which killed three people.



Le Graet, presented the facts he was aware of them: “A bomb exploded at the entrance of Gate J. There are three dead and several injured.”

The 60,000 fans in the stadium for the friendly with Germany were slowly ushered to safety and a video has emerged of French fans singing Le Marseillaise as they made their way to safety.

Dans un tunnel de sortie du Stade de France, sortie dans le calme.... Et la Marseillaise. #fier

Posted by Karl Olive on Friday, 13 November 2015

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