Funeral for French police officers held in Paris

Funeral for French police officers held in Paris

French President Francois Hollande has paid tribute to the three police officers who lost their lives, in last week’s terror attacks in Paris.

A funeral has been held overnight for the officers, two of whom were killed while defending the office of magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The other policewoman was shot by a separate gunman, ahead of the siege at a Jewish supermarket.

Pallbearers have carried the caskets of the fallen officers through the square, past a huge French flag.

President Hollande has addressed the ceremony, telling the officers’ families that all of France shares their pain.

“They died carrying out their duty with courage, bravery, dignity. They died as police officers,” he said.

“Our great and beautiful France will never break, will never yield, never bend.”

President Hollande also posthumously awarded the three officers the Legion of Honour.

Meanwhile, Israel has also held a funeral for the four Jewish victims, who were killed in the attack on a Jewish supermarket.

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