Je Suis Charlie

After the mass murder of 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo magazine office in Paris on January 7, 2015, there has been an outpouring of support for the Freedom of Expression and journalism, whether satire or straight news reporting, in France.  It started as a hashtag on Twitter of #JeSuisCharlie (I am Charlie) to show support to the victims and survivors of this terrible act of terrorism.  #JeSuisCharlie  soon moved to the front page of newspapers around the country and to people and businesses posting “Je Suis Charlie” in their windows.  We were pleased to see “Je Suis Charlie” posted around Carcassonne which has also hosted Unity Rallies advocating free expression and in memory of the victims.

#JeSuisCharlie
#JeSuisCharlie
Newspaper shop display for #JeSuisCharlie
Newspaper shop display for #JeSuisCharlie

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