The satirical magazine targeted by three masked gunmen is widely seen as France’s answer to Private Eye and prides itself on a mixture of tongue-in-cheek reporting and investigative journalism.
Journalists around the world led the trend for the hashtag, which translates as ‘I am Charlie’, as events following the attack unfolded today. By 4.15pm it had been tweeted more than 250,000 times.
The offices of Hebdo were burned to the ground after an attack with Molotov cocktails in 2011, while editor Stephane Charbonnier was placed in Al Qaeda’s most wanted list in 2013.
Appearing in Downing Street after talks with David Cameron, Mrs Merkel insisted that the principle of freedom of movement across the continent could not be ‘questioned’.
The German Chancellor, in Britain for one-to-one talks with Mr Cameron over EU reform and the continuing crisis in Russia, was invited into a top-level run down of the security threat by MI5 and MI6.
Armed gunmen stormed the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo today, reportedly leaving ten dead and five others injured, said the publication’s cartoonist.
Charlie Hebdo cartoonist, Corinne Rey (pictured), and her daughter watched helplessly as two of her colleagues were shot dead by masked attackers who claimed to be Al Qaeda fighters.
Four of France’s most revered cartoonists were among 12 executed by gunmen at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris today.
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