Support for French newspaper pours in online after fatal shootings kill 12


Three words in French that highlight a show of solidarity on social media.

​The hashtag, which means "I am Charlie", appeared in the wake of the deadly shooting at the Paris offices of controversial satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday (Jan 7).

Twelve people, including two police officers, were killed in the shootings.

Considering that the publication was best known for satirical cartoons, the support online was -  fittingly - in the form of cartoons.








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Support wasn't confined to social media.

Scores of people also gathered at the Place de la Republique (Republic Square) in Paris on Jan 7 to show their support.

The Paris attack on Charlie Hebdo, a magazine known for lampooning radical Islam, triggered impromptu demonstrations of solidarity in cities across the world, including Moscow, Washington, London and Tokyo.

More than 100,000 people gathered across France.

Many protesters carried banners reading: “I am Charlie” while the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie was trending worldwide, including in Arabic.

Photo: AFP

Sources: Twitter, Instagram