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Anne Brasseur condemns terrorist attack near Lyon

“I condemn in the strongest possible terms this morning’s terrorist attack near Lyon,” said Anne Brasseur, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), addressing the Assembly on the closing day of its summer plenary session.

Referring to the reports that a person has been beheaded and others injured in explosions, she said: “Violent extremism and terrorism undermine the very foundations of democratic societies and are completely unacceptable. I also want to send a message of sympathy to families of the victim as well as to the French people and the French authorities.”

Addressing Assembly members directly, she added: “As we meet here in Strasbourg, I ask all of you to raise your voices and speak out against terrorism, as well as the hate and intolerance that fuels it.”