Candlelight vigil in Rome for the Charlie Hebdo massacre

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A crowd gathered in Piazza Farnese in front of the French Embassy for a candlelight vigil in solidarity with the victims of the attack against the headquarters of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which resulted in the killing of 12 in Paris. The event, advocating freedom of the press, has been promoted by the National Federation of the Italian Press (FNSI) and Articolo21.

“Je suis Charlie”, the slogan of solidarity that in the last hours went viral around the world, now hangs onto the doors of Palazzo Farnese, headquarters of the French embassy in Rome.

The President of COMAI, the World Arab Community in Italy, Fouad Aodi, brought the solidarity of the Muslims, adding that “these terrorist movements should be fought before us.”

Many protesters have raised pencils in support of freedom of expression while others participated in the event with a lighted candle in their hands.

Mandatory credt: Riccardo Budini / UnFrame