It was an attack against freedom of expression, and the world is rallying against it.
Gunmen had stormed the Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Jan 7, killing 12 people in what appears to be a religiously-motivated terror attack.
Charlie Hebdo has regularly courted controversy due its cartoons, which lampoons political and religious matters.
People around the world have nevertheless rallied behind the magazine and its fallen staff. They have gathered in cities everywhere, standing in solidarity while holding signs with the now iconic message: “Je Suis Charlie” — I am Charlie.
These are photos from all those gatherings, including some in Paris where the gunmen are still at large. But the message the people have sent is clear — we will not be terrorised into silence, and we will stand with those who have suffered for doing the same.
Images on social media
— AFP Photo Department (@AFPphoto) January 8, 2015
— Louise Brealey (@louisebrealey) January 8, 2015
— Charles Hawley (@charles_hawley) January 8, 2015
— Florian Paulmier (@FlorianP123) January 8, 2015
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) January 8, 2015