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Parisian Families In Dallas React To Terror Attacks

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Thousands of miles away from home and feeling helpless, Parisian families in Dallas are reacting to the attack on their homeland that left more than 100 dead on Friday.

“It’s just all so not real. But at the same time it’s, one more time,” said Aude Sun, a Parisian living In Dallas.

Sun, who’s from France and has lived in Paris, said first it was the attack on Charlie Hebdo and now this latest attack.
“Unfortunately, the aggression is just everywhere,” said Sun.

Sun’s parents, Joel and Brijitte Quancard, just landed in Dallas after traveling from France. All they can do is try to call friends and relatives or watch T.V.

“It’s a big emotion even being so far away from home,” said Joel Quancard.

Joel Quancard said the support from the U.S. and President Obama is very reassuring. He said now is the time for unity.

“I think if all together, French people, German people, American people attack these guys, maybe it could be a good thing. French people alone can’t do anything,” said Joël Quancard.

Just down the street from the Sun household, another fellow Parisian.

“It’s extremely sad and shocking but not surprising at the same time,” said Christine Besset, referring to the previous attack in January.

Besset said she has not heard from many of her friends, but somehow made it through to her brother in Paris. She said she could hear sirens in the background.

Sun said she hopes people do not start living in fear but become more aware.

“Of course I didn’t live that horror and I’m a spectator now, it’s emotional for sure. It could be anyone,” said Sun.

Local families with ties to France are hoping the morning brings more clarity and answers.

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