November 16, 2015


Paris' Le Bataclan Issues First Statement Since Attack

Jacques Demarthon/Getty Images
Jacques Demarthon/Getty Images

On Monday morning (Nov. 16), Le Bataclan, the hardest-hit target in Friday's series of terrorist attacks in Paris, issued its first statement since the death of at least 89 concertgoers. A post on the venue's social media accounts, translated by BuzzFeed, reads:

"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."

The Eagles of Death Metal were performing at the time of the attack. Five concerted acts of terrorism across the city resulted in 129 deaths and 352 wounded citizens.