I am Charlie: World condemns Paris killings


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I am Charlie: World condemns Paris killings


More than 100,000 people gathered across France to pay tribute to the victims of massacre by Islamist gunmen in Paris, as thousands also held rallies in other European cities and the “I Am Charlie” hashtag swept the Internet. World leaders and media rights groups condemned the shooting at French magazine Charlie Hebdo on January 7, which left 12 dead, dubbing it an act of terror and an attack on free speech. US President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II offered their condolences to those affected. Pope Francis said there could be no justification for “the horrible attack that plunged the city of Paris into mourning.” The satirical newspaper gained notoriety in February 2006 when it reprinted cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed that had originally appeared in Danish daily Jyllands-Posten, causing fury across the Muslim world.

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