Associated Press - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is vowing to "destroy" those behind the rampage across Paris that killed at least 129 people and wounded hundreds of others.

Speaking late Saturday on French television TF1, Valls declared "we are at war, and because we are at war we are taking exceptional measures."

France has put thousands of soldiers onto the streets to reinforce police and other security personal in the wake of the country's worst-ever terror attack.

Valls says "we will strike this enemy to destroy him. In France and in Europe, we'll chase the authors of this act, and also in Syria and Iraq. We will win this war."

 

Outside the gate to the French Embassy in Washington, people left dozens of bouquets, signs of support and even a few bottles of wine.

"We love France," read one sign on Saturday. "Pray for France," read another. Two Secret Service vehicles were parked outside as people came by to drop off more flowers and wine at the makeshift memorial.

Catherine Farvacque-Vitkovic, a Frenchwoman who has lived in the United States for 30 years, brought a bouquet of flowers in red, white and blue.

She says "we need to stand up for what we believe, and I hope that people will continue to assemble, not to fear."

Darya Vakulenko, a 26-year-old from Ukraine, came by with flowers to show "solidarity."