Bataclan Owners Issue Statement Following Paris Terrorist Attack

The owners of Bataclan, the Paris concert venue that became the site of a horrific terrorist attack during an Eagles Of Death Metal concert last Friday, have issued a statement. The statement was posted to Twitter in French and translated into English by Buzzfeed, and you can read it below.

Dear friends, No words can express the level of sadness we feel.

Our thoughts go to the victims, to those injured and to their loved ones.

Many of you want to come to the Bataclan, but unfortunately the authorities still need to work on site. We will keep you informed as soon as it’s possible for you to come and mourn in front of the concert hall.

Thank you for your support, which deeply affects us.

This morning, at noon Paris time, hundreds gathered near Bataclan to observe a Europe-wide minute of silence to honor the victims of the attacks. At least 129 have been reported dead from multiple attacks across Paris, including 89 at Bataclan.

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