The political class has expressed its "Immense sadness", after the fire of Notre-Dame-de-Paris Cathedral, which led the President of the Republic to postpone his speech to respond to the crisis of yellow vests.
"Totally upset by the fire of Notre-Dame-de-Paris: our millennial history, our memory, our culture touched to the heart", tweeted the Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire.
"The images of Notre-Dame-de-Paris in flames break the heart … It is our cultural heritage and history to all that burns before us. Courage and support to the Paris Fire Brigade to face this terrible fire ", reacted Secretary of State Marlene Schiappa on Twitter.
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For the President of the National Assembly Richard Ferrand, who shared his "Immense sadness", it is «The heart and history of Paris (who) burn before our eyes ".
Party leaders reacted in unison. "Immense emotion in front of these images of the fire devouring Our Lady. Support for firefighters mobilized. Thought for the faithful and for all who do not have faith are attached to this jewel of our history "Olivier Faure, the first secretary of the Socialist Party, tweeted.
On the right, the boss of LR Laurent Wauquiez said his "Desolation when we see in smoke this symbol of our Christian roots, of the literature of Victor Hugo. It's a whole part of our history, of ourselves, that burns tonight ".
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Leader of the Insoumis, Jean-Luc Mélenchon said to himself "Flabbergasted" in front of a "Immense misfortune. The fire of Notre-Dame-de-Paris stabs the spirit of all. 24h of political break would be welcome »he said at the very moment when the Elysee announced the decision of the President of the Republic to postpone his speech and to go there.
National Secretary of EELV, David Cormand noted "Terrible images" and hoped "That there (All) no victims and what can be saved will be, sharing his "Thoughts for firefighters and rescue".
For Benjamin Griveaux, candidate for the inauguration In March to run for the mayor of Paris, "The images of this jewel of our civilization in flames are unsustainable".
LIBERATION with AFP