UPDATED: Vigil for Paris in downtown Mississauga Sunday

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BY KELLY ROCHE
Grief and support for France have been voiced across the city as the world is still reeling after 129 people were killed in terror attacks with at least 352 more injured.
“We mourn the incredible loss of life in Paris and stand with the people of France as they deal with these horrific events,” Mayor Bonnie Crombie said in a statement Saturday.
Friday’s attacks were an “act of war” led by Islamic State militants, said French President Francois Hollande. Seven terrorists are dead.
France remained in a state of emergency with its borders closed, although flights are still departing and arriving — including those from Toronto’s Pearson Airport.
“These terrorist attacks are deeply worrying and obviously unsettling to people around the world,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said during a press conference Friday.
Trudeau has arrived in Antalya, Turkey for the G20 summit.
Major cities, including Toronto and New York City, are on high alert with increased police presence in public areas.
As events unfolded Friday, Peel Regional Police tweeted “sending thoughts & prayers to those injured/killed in #Paris.This insanity must stop.Too many innocent lives touched. #StayStrongParis.”
A vigil for the victims of the Paris attacks will be held at Mississauga’s Celebration Square on Nov. 15 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
“We must unequivocally condemn these heinous acts of terror,” said Crombie.
The Mississauga-based Muslim Association of Canadians did just that.
“The crimes perpetrated (Friday) against the citizens of France are a crime against all humanity,” reads the statement. “Violence against civilians, wherever it is perpetrated, is unacceptable and a corruption of our beliefs. Human wisdom and divine teachings of Islam and indeed every faith teaches us to abhor such acts. We offer our prayers for the victims, and our most profound condolences to all those touched by this senseless bloodshed.”

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