Slogans of unity show defiant spirit of Paris

Determined not to give in to fear after Friday's terrorist attacks, the residents of Paris have pulled together in a show of solidarity. The Local looks at the slogans that show the city's spirit.

Slogans of unity show defiant spirit of Paris
A woman walks past a wall bearing the Paris city motto "fluctuat nec mergitur" (Tossed by the waves but not sunken) Photo: Joel Saget/AFP

From mottoes in Classical Latin to phrases inspired by the famous “Je suis Charlie” line, people in Paris and around the world have been showing their support for the City of Light with all sorts of slogans since Friday's terror attacks.

Here are some of the best examples. 

Je Suis Paris (I am Paris)

A card with flowers by the Bataclan. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP

A memorial in Strasbourg. Photo: Frederick Florin/AFP

Fluctuat nec mergitur (Tossed by the waves but not sunken – Paris's city motto)

A woman walks past a mural with the motto in Paris. Photo: Joel Saget/AFP

Another mural depicting the Latin phrase. Photo: Joel Saget/AFP

The slogan projected onto the Eiffel Tower on Monday. Photo: Ludovic Marin/AFP

Nous Sommes Unis (We are united)

Muslim students created a video based around the slogan. Video: iTele/YouTube) 


Solidaire avec Paris (United with Paris)

Art at a memorial site in Nice, France. Photo: Valery Hache/AFP

Pray for Paris

At a memorial outside the Bataclan concert hall. Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP


Two men paint the message in graffiti in Paris. Photo: Martin Bureau/AFP

Même pas peur (Not scared)


At the makeshift memorial in Paris' Place de la Republique. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP

Two girls create a poster. Photo: Sam Davies