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AP Photo/Thibault Camus. People gather to pay respect for the victims of a terror attack against a satirical newspaper, in Paris, in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Masked gunmen shouting "Allahu akbar!" stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people, including the paper's editor, before escaping in a getaway car. It was France's deadliest terror attack in living memory.

AP Photo/Thibault Camus.
People gather to pay respect for the victims of a terror attack against a satirical newspaper, in Paris, in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Masked gunmen shouting “Allahu akbar!” stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people, including the paper’s editor, before escaping in a getaway car. It was France’s deadliest terror attack in living memory.

A Message To The World

Less than 12 hours after  the attack  that hit the offices of Charlie Hebdo, killing at least 12 people (including 10 employees of the weekly and two policemen), more than 35,000 people have  gathered  Place de la Republique in Paris to denounce the barbarism and terror.

People arrived quietly around 18 hours on the Republic Square. People of all generations, some with placards “I’m Charlie.” There was an awkward silence when, shortly before 19 hours, people began to shout and to respond: “We are Charlie”, “We do not fear”, “freedom of speech” and “freedom pencils” in waving pens. French people waving flags and singing the Marseillaise was booed. Some shouted “Fachos” other “no conflation” around the statue where candles were lit. The statue of the Republic Square wearing a black armband. There were so many people that we could not move until 7:45 p.m. when people began to disperse peacefully forever.

Throughout France, more than 100 000 people have responded to various calls relayed on social networks. They were between 13 and 15,000 in Rennes, between 10 and 15,000 in Lyon, 10,000 in Toulouse, Marseille 7000 and 5000 in Nantes, Grenoble and Bordeaux, according to police figures in these cities.

Daphne Mongibeaux 
http://www.parismatch.com/

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