Sting performed at the opening of the “Bataclan” in the eve of the anniversary of the Paris terrorist attacks
Performance sting opened the concert hall “Bataclan” in Paris on the eve of the anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed more than 120 people. Sting began the event with a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the militants of the “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia as a terrorist organization), the channel reports the BBC.
British singer, addressing the gathered audience, noted that the survivors need to honor the dead and celebrate life. “We will not forget,” said sting in French.
Your concert began with the song Fragile, which has the following line: “Violence solves nothing and never will solve the problem.”
Front of the concert hall a few hours before the show was a huge queue. Among those present were relatives, friends and relatives of the victims. People carried to the building “Bataclan” flowers and candles.
A BBC correspondent said that he was searched three times before missed a concert hall. “A strange atmosphere. “Bataclan”, repainted, updated, but it still soaked horror that occurred a year ago,” said the journalist.
Recall that the attacks in Paris took place on 13 November 2015. Then the terrorists made a series of coordinated attacks on several sites of the city. In particular, they opened fire in several districts of Paris, including the restaurant Le Petit Cambodge and at the “Bataclan”, where there was a rock concert.
In addition, they detonated three bombs near the Stade de France, which hosted a friendly football match between France and Germany, which was attended by French President Francois Hollande.