French March in Cape Town

2015-11-15 05:49
The march along Sea Point’s promenade in Cape Town. Picture: Biénne Huisman/City Press

The march along Sea Point’s promenade in Cape Town. Picture: Biénne Huisman/City Press

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On Saturday afternoon, about 300 people marched along Sea Point’s promenade, a silent vigil organised by French school Alliance Française du Cap in Cape Town.

A teacher at the school, Michael Steven Benboy, who has lived in Cape Town for seven years, led the quiet procession.

“I’m heartbroken – as a teacher, I don’t know what to tell my students,” he said.

Also marching was Edgar Baron, who attended a Unesco conference in Paris last week.

“Parisians are good people; they didn’t deserve this. No one deserves this”.

He said not all his friends in the French capital had been accounted for.

Rustenburg matric pupil Jarita Kassen is learning French at school.

“My French teacher really taught me about tolerating different cultures.

“Even a gesture like this march sends out a message of peace and tolerance,” she said.

Her placard read: “We are with you. #PrayForParis”

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