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    A man holds a copy of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo to pay tribute during a gathering at the Place de la Republique in Paris, with another holding a sign reading Je suis Charlie - I am Charlie, a statement of solidarity with and mourning for the writers and cartoonists killed in Wednesday's brutal attack

    Paris: Thousands Gather to Support Free Speech After Charlie Hebdo Attack

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    Thousands of people are gathering at the Parisian Place de la Republique to express their support for freedom of speech in France after a terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine's office.

    MOSCOW, January 7 (Sputnik) — Thousands of people are gathering in Paris at the Place de la Republique to express their support for freedom of speech in France following a terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine's office in Paris.

    Participants in the peaceful demonstration are holding up posters with "Je suis Charlie" ("I am Charlie" in English) written on them, which is the same wording that appears on the magazine's official website that went down after the attack.

    On Wednesday, three masked men opened fire in the editorial office of the satirical weekly magazine in Paris, killing 12 people, 10 of them journalists and two police officers. The magazine's editor Stephane Charbonnier is among those killed in the attack.

    According to the Je suis Charlie community page on Facebook, other locations for demonstrations include Madrid, Brussels, Geneva, London, Rome, Berlin and Montreal.

    The same day, French President Francois Hollande said that French authorities would track the perpetrators of the attack down to bring those responsible to justice.

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