Hollande Speaks After Standoffs: 'We Have To Use Force'
The president of France spoke Friday hours after two standoffs ended with both hostages and terrorists dead.By Lauren Zima | January 9, 2015
French President Francois Hollande spoke Friday after hostages were killed in two standoffs in his nation.
"We have to be capable to respond to the attacks with force because we have to use force, but also with solidarity. This solidarity is something we have to show with all our capacities — we are a free people, we will not give in to any pressure, to any fears. ... I want to thank the soldiers for undertaking our responsibilities faced with terrorists."
Hollande called for unity in France and said racism and anti-Semitism will not be tolerated.