Czech PM, foreign minister to attend national unity march in Paris
Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek will attend the national unity march in Paris on Sunday to pay tribute to the memory of the terrorist attack victims, a Czech government spokesman said on Saturday.
Sobotka said on Saturday that terrorism, hatred and fanaticism know no borders and that Europe must fight against them jointly, therefore it is very important to show solidarity with France at this tragic moment.
Zaoralek said the Sunday demonstration is not only an opportunity to pay tribute to the victims and express solidarity with their survivors, it is also an opportunity "to show our commitment to defend the basic democratic principle of freedom of speech."
France has been hit by terror attacks during the past several days. 12 people were killed in an armed attack on the offices of the Paris weekly Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday.
Another 4 hostages died in a Paris kosher market attack on Friday, one day before a policewoman was shot dead in the south of Paris.