Austrian president condemns "brutal" Paris terror attacks

2015-11-14 20:06:07 GMT2015-11-15 04:06:07(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

VIENNA, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- Austrian President Heinz Fischer has condemned the Friday evening Paris terror attacks that have left over 120 people dead, calling what happened "indescribable brutality."

Fischer made the comments at an event held to thank relief forces for their efforts as part of the migrant crisis in the town of Nickelsdorf on Saturday.

"It is unimaginable and incomprehensible, the type of brutality and cruelty and inhumanity that has been expressed," he said.

He said Austria is completely on the side of the victims and of France itself, and that we "express our condolences and sympathy."

Fischer also said terrorists "must not be allowed to dissuade us from our democratic way," and must also not change the local way of life, or reach their goals.

Fischer's comments join a multitude of similar statements made across the Austrian political spectrum, both condemning the attacks, their scale, and expressing sympathies to the victims and their families.

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