The attack, which took place yesterday afternoon (January 7), saw Islamic extemists shoot and kill 12 people at the satirical magazine’s head office, including the editor, Stephane Charbonnier, and four cartoonists.
Thousands took to the streets around the world last night to rally in support of freedom of speech. In London, hundreds of people including singer-songwriter Frank Turner filled Trafalgar Square in vigil. Meanwhile, other artists posted messages of solidarity on social media. See a selection below.
— Frank Turner (@frankturner) January 7, 2015
— belle & sebastian (@bellesglasgow) January 8, 2015
"Fanaticism is a monster that pretends to be the child of religion" Voltaire #JeSuisCharlie
— Billy Bragg (@billybragg) January 7, 2015
— Cerys Matthews (@cerysmatthews) January 8, 2015
— FINDLAY (@FindlayMusic) January 7, 2015
— Papa Roach (@paparoach) January 7, 2015
— Scroobius Pip (@Scroobiuspipyo) January 7, 2015
A national day of mourning was declared across France today. A lawyer for the publication also told Le Monde that a million copies of next week’s issue will be circulated this week. The magazine’s typical circulation is around 45,000, with a print run of around 60,000.