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National mourning

As part of France’s day of mourning, INRA pays tribute to the victims of the attack of 7 January and affirms its commitment to the values of freedom which they defended.

I am Charlie. © Charlie Hebdo
Updated on 01/08/2015
Published on 01/08/2015

As part of the national mourning following the attack perpetrated on Wednesday 7 January 2015 in Paris on the premises of the magazine Charlie Hebdo, a minute of silence was organized this Thursday 8 January in the INRA Head Office reception hall at midday in the presence of François Houllier.
The President and Director General of INRA affirmed in a short speech his solidarity and attachment to republican values:

Show our unity and our commitment to republican values

National mourning: tribute by François Houllier and minute of silence at INRA. © INRA, MAITRE Christophe
National mourning: tribute by François Houllier and minute of silence at INRA © INRA, MAITRE Christophe
"Yesterday, cartoonists, journalists, their colleagues and policemen were assassinated. Others were seriously injured.
This attack affects us, all of us. It has profoundly affected France and, beyond, all people attached to democracy and freedom.
These tragic events have led the President of the Republic to declare this Thursday 8 January a day of national mourning.  The traditional New Year’s speech that was to be given today has been postponed to a later date.

On this day of national mourning, we are together here to pay tribute to the victims, to think of their families, their colleagues, those close to them, the values of freedom which they defended, each in their profession.
We are together to show our unity, our solidarity and our commitment to republican values.
We will now share a minute of silence."

This day of national mourning in tribute to the victims of the attack perpetrated in Paris was decreed by the French President. All public services have been asked to arrange a moment of silence so that the national community is able to join in this tribute.