Masked gunmen attacked the Paris offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, killing 12 journalists and police officers in the most heinous act of terror to befall France in decades. The assault shocked the country and the world with its categorical rejection of freedom of expression and disregard for human life.
Below, we’ve collected some responses to this morning’s events from politicians, media organisations and the public.
A statement from the Grand Mosque of Paris condemning the atrocities in Paris. https://t.co/5Iz3r8DDnY
— Adam Shatz (@adamshatz) January 7, 2015
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) January 7, 2015
Aucun acte barbare ne saura jamais éteindre la liberté de la presse. Nous sommes un pays unis qui saura réagir et faire bloc. — François Hollande (@fhollande) January 7, 2015
The murders in Paris are sickening. We stand with the French people in the fight against terror and defending the freedom of the press. — David Cameron (@David_Cameron) January 7, 2015
Bergerac, Lyon, Gap, Toulouse, Rennes, Rouen, Grenoble… Partout en France. Plus de 100.000 personnes dans les rues en France ce soir. — Luc Bronner (@lucbronner) January 7, 2015