Hollande: Extend France's state of emergency for three months

Francois Hollande
Posted at 11:38 AM, Nov 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-16 11:38:00-05

PARIS - France's President Francois Hollande says a bill to extend the country's state of emergency for three months will be presented to parliament on Wednesday.

Hollande declared a state of emergency following Friday night's attacks across the capital and at the Stade de France.

Pending parilamentary approval, the state of emergency extends some police powers of search and arrest and limits public gatherings, among other changes.

Hollande says the Paris attacks targeted "youth in all its diversity" and that the victims were of 19 different nationalities.

Speaking in a special joint session of parliament at the Palace of Versailles, Hollande said the attackers targeted "the France that likes life, culture, sports, parties."

Hollande says he will meet with U.S. and Russian leaders to discuss pooling their efforts to destroy the Islamic State group.

Islamic State militants killed 129 people in Friday's attacks.