No answers Defiant graffitti, messages, griefstricken farewell notes and condolences are lit up by hundreds of candles at a makeshift memorial at the Place de la Republique. For days, Parisians kept a steady vigil.
No Exit Confusion and consternation seized distraught people as Paris counted its dead. Rumours sprang suddenly. At the Place de la Republique, they said it was another attack. Their nerves in tatters, people just ran.
Backlash Paris was converted into a city at war from the night of November 13. Curfew was imposed, the army called in, elaborate manhunts launched to ferret out terrorists. In the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis, a posse of police arrest and whisk away a suspect.