French honor 1st victim of Paris attacks

Silence has descended outside France’s national stadium in honor of an immigrant killed by a suicide bomber in the opening salvo of the country’s deadliest terrorist attacks.
French President Emmanuel Macron and the mayor of Saint-Denis laid a wreath of red, white and blue flowers Monday at a plaque in memory of Portuguese immigrant Manuel Dias, then held a moment of silence.
Dias was the first victim of a team of Islamic State extremists who went on to attack Paris cafes and the Bataclan concert hall on Nov. 13, 2015.
Francois Hollande, France’s president at the time, described hearing the explosion that killed Dias from inside the Stade de France, where he was attending a soccer match.
Hollande told France-2 television he didn’t want to flee “so as not to let anyone believe there was a risk to the public.” He said that decision “surely saved lives.”
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