The streets of Paris remain tense in the aftermath of last Friday's terror attacks, which killed 129 people and wounded more than 300 others. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the coordinated assaults, and the French government declared a state of emergency. A week later, the conversation in France is shifting to questions surrounding the tragedy: How did the suspects slip by French intelligence? What would lead a young French man to terrorize the public? How will the violence affect upcoming regional elections?

In this dispatch, VICE News meets a French senator with the far-right National Front party and is later accompanied by the mayor of Paris's 10th district on a walk through an area where some of the attacks took place.

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