Bill De Blasio To Visit Paris on Tuesday In Wake of Attacks

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio will be in Paris on Tuesday to pay tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks on the magazine Charlie Hebdo and the market Hyper Cacher.

Mr. De Blasio will meet with his Parisian counterpart, Anne Hidalgo, who came to show her political affinities with the mayor in New York last May.


In the morning, he will lay a wreath in front the Hyper Cacher market on the avenue of Porte de Vincennes. He will be accompanied by representatives of the Jewish community.

A noon, he will lay another wreath with Mrs. Hidalgo in front of the offices of Charlie Hebdo and at the place where policeman Ahmed Merabet was killed.

A visit by both mayors at the Cent Quatre-Paris cultural center will wrap up Mr. De Blasio’s trip. “Bill de Blasio was one of the first international figures to call Anne Hidalgo, to show his support” after the attacks, said the City of Paris in a statement.