THE THOUGHTS and prayers of Gold Coasters will be sent to the people of France in the wake of the Paris attacks.
Mayor Tom Tate has launched condolence books across the city, inviting residents to show support for Paris and reflect on the tragic events.
“These events were an attack on democracy, freedom and the western way of life,” Cr Tate said.
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“We must unite as a community, support one another and be resilient – just as millions have done so in Paris
“Directly or indirectly – this tragedy has impacted us all. We mourn with the family and friends who lost loved ones as a result of this terror.
“Now is the time to show our respect and as a united front – share our condolences as a city.”
The condolence books can be signed at the Nerang Administration Centre as well as the Southport and Evandale Chambers between 8.30am and 5pm for the next week.
Books from across Australia will be presented to the French Consulate.