ORONO – Days after the attacks in Paris, University of Maine students gather to pay respects to the victims.
Many people personally affected by the events, and others without personal ties reaching out to give help and support. The French Club at the University of Maine set up the vigil that brought out students for a vigil.
“We live in a global community, and like I said in a speech, we’re all Paris. When something like this happens somewhere in the world, it happens to all of us. It affects all of us at home who know people who have been victims of attacks like this similarly, and even people who have compassion and have feelings and sympathy for other families.” added Mitchel Roberge, President of the UMaine French Club.
Another point made at the vigil was to not blame entire groups of people for the acts of a few. Roberge says that there are many people in the world who have the same love and compassion for life that we do.