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Houstonians honor Paris attack victims at vigils

HOUSTON – Sunday was a day of remembrance in Houston for the innocent people killed on Friday.

"Why did they do that? Why did they attack innocent people like that? It didn't make sense," French citizen Aime de la Villegeuju said.

"This isn't just an attack in Paris, it is an attack on the values that we all share," French-American Theirry Rignol said.

People at the Miller Outdoor Theater in Hermann Park sang the French national anthem together. At a prayer vigil, people held glow sticks and the French flag.

The Council on American Islamic Relations branch in Houston held its own prayer vigil Sunday to mourn not just Paris, but other places around the world where terrorist attacks have happened such as Kenya, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq.

"We are here to stand in solidarity with other people of faith and people of no faith," Mustafa Carroll said.