The traders of Manchester Christmas Markets on King Street have paid a touching tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack in Paris.
Earlier this week, French traders gathered with linked arms and stood together in silence, in memory of the 132 people killed and scores more injured on Friday evening, Councillor Pat Karney, stood in solidarity with the traders.
After the group paid their respects, 28-year-old Audrey Denieul from Brittany spoke about Friday’s tragic events, and how she felt as she watched the tragic scenes unravel on the news: “Every minute it was getting worse and worse until the middle of the night. Then in the morning it was 120 people. I never felt so far away from home but now I really need to feel linked to France. It was so important to do the minute silence and I really appreciate the English people who came and said such nice words and gave us so much affection and love.”
Audrey runs the Bistro Le Petit Paris and has visited Manchester for the last five years. None of her family or friends in Paris were injured in the attacks.
TNT News Charlotte Beale