One-Minute Silence to Honor Slain French Guiana Pharmacist Hélène Tarcy-Cétout

Pharmacies across France to observe 1-minute silence for slain 34-year-old pharmacist Hélène Tarcy-Cétout, highlighting community's grief and calls for action against violence.

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One-Minute Silence to Honor Slain French Guiana Pharmacist Hélène Tarcy-Cétout

One-Minute Silence to Honor Slain French Guiana Pharmacist Hélène Tarcy-Cétout

A one-minute silence will be observed simultaneously in all pharmacies across France on Saturday, coinciding with the funeral of Hélène Tarcy-Cétout, a 34-year-old pharmacist from Saint-Laurent du Maroni who was tragically killed on April 8. The silence will be observed at 10 a.m. in French Guiana, 9 a.m. in the West Indies, 3 p.m. in mainland France, and 5 p.m. in Réunion.

The religious ceremony for the deceased is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., the body will be taken at 3:30 p.m., and the burial will take place at 4 p.m. in Saint-Laurent du Maroni. Several hundred people accompanied Hélène to the cemetery for her burial.

The pharmacists of French Guiana are calling on their colleagues, health professionals, firefighters, and the entire Guianese community affected by Hélène's death to join them in this tribute. The mayors of French Guiana have also announced that all town halls will be closed on Friday in honor of Hélène Tarcy-Cétout and the victims of violence.

Why this matters: The tragic killing of Hélène Tarcy-Cétout has deeply impacted the community in French Guiana and sparked calls for action against violence. The nationwide observance of a one-minute silence in her honor demonstrates the solidarity and support for her family and the fight against such senseless acts.

The simultaneous observance of the one-minute silence across France, from French Guiana to the mainland, highlights the unity and shared grief felt by the nation in the face of this tragedy. As the community gathers to bid farewell to Hélène Tarcy-Cétout, the tribute serves as a powerful reminder of the need to address and prevent violence in society.

Key Takeaways

  • 1-min silence in all French pharmacies on 4/15 for slain pharmacist Hélène Tarcy-Cétout.
  • Hélène's funeral held in French Guiana with hundreds attending her burial.
  • Pharmacists, health workers, and community in French Guiana to join the tribute.
  • Mayors in French Guiana to close town halls on 4/14 to honor Hélène and victims.
  • Nationwide observance shows solidarity and calls to address senseless violence.