Footage of a false alarm at Paris memorial shows how tense things are in the French capital

Crowds of mourners fled Paris’ Place de la République on Sunday evening after hearing what many believed were gunshots.

The noises turned out to be firecrackers, according to the AP.

But the collective panic, captured on video, shows how tense Paris remains two days after ISIS-backed terrorists carried out bombings and shootings across the French capital, killing at least 129 people and injuring more than 350.

Hundreds of people had gathered in the Parisian square, near where much of Friday’s violence took place, to hold vigil.

Sudden popping noises sent people running, while police drew their guns and told people to evacuate.

Here’s that moment, via a tweet from the BBC’s Julia Macfarlane:

Seven of Friday’s attackers have died but an eighth suspect, 26-year-old Salah Abdeslam, remains at large.

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