Armed commando kills 12 at Charlie Hebdo in Paris

On Jan 7, 2015, at around 11.30 am, gunmen attacked the headquarters of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, Paris.

The attack resulted in the killing of twelve people, including the editor in chief of the magazine, cartoonist Charb (Stéphane Charbonnier), and two policemen, plus several people injured.

Witnesses claim the attackers shouted «nous avons vengé le prophète» («we have avenged te prophet»). The magazine had published several satirical cartoons depicting religious figures, including Prophet Mohammed. Charbonnier was living under police protection as he had already received death threats in the past.
UnFrame photographer Nick Kozak reports from barriers immediately set up by the police near the site of the attack.

UPDATE 6 pm

In the evening some 35.000 Parisians gathered at Place de la Republique to manifest their solidarity to the Journalists and policemen killed in the massacre. Some chanting, “Charlie! Charlie!” or holding signs reading, “I am Charlie”. Spontaneous vigils of hundreds and thousands formed in other cities around France and elsewhere in Europe.

Paris, France. Jan. 7, 2015

Mandatory credit: Nick Kozak / UnFrame



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