"Je suis Charlie": the protest march by Elcet ()
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This is a view of the start of the demo on the big "place of the Republic" in Paris yesterday, Sunday January 11th, against the assassination of 17 people on 3 places by 3 terrorist jihadists finally shot by the special police (see my previous post). The Paris demo finally gathered from 1.5 to 2 million people. Some 50 foreign officials (presidents, prime ministers or kings) participated with France's President F. Hollande. But in the whole country, some 3.5 to 4 million people marched. No serious incident was reported, all the demos were entirely peaceful. It is considered that these demos were the most important in France since the liberation of the country 70 years ago. Wednesday 14th, the weekly alternative comic paper of which the prominent illustrators were assassinated, "Charlie Hebdo", will be published with some 3 million copies while normally it was only published at 50000 copies. Because the office of the paper has been heavily damaged by the kalachnikov attack, the Charlie survivors will be housed by the daily paper Liberation. The Charlie paper will show a new caricature of Mohammed in cover. My heart is also for the policemen and for the clients of the Jewish supermarket who have been killed by the criminals.
Image Comments (14)
jocko500 () 7:13PM | Mon, 12 January 2015
yes it is sad and sad USA did not sent any one there to help on the marches
weesel () 8:01PM | Mon, 12 January 2015
To those who marched, Bravo! This is the sort of solidarity that the rational world needs. (This administration knows no shame. THAT will be its legacy. Even the Kenyans are claiming Obama was born in the US.)
3DClassics123456 () Online Now! 1:59AM | Tue, 13 January 2015
Comme disait Laetitia Buonaparte en parlant de son fils, Empereur : "pourvu que ça dure"! J'ai peur que ça se fissure vite et que les clivages communautaires s'accentuent. Et puis, Zemmour - d'origine judéo-berbère, ne l'oublions pas - va bientôt revenir nous parler de la décadence de la France "envahie" et qui perd sa spécificité.
blinkings () 3:57AM | Tue, 13 January 2015
It's interesting to me that, on the same day that the 12 journalists and policemen were gunned down in the French capital, forces of the fundamentalist Boko Haram annihilated as many as 2000 villagers, and looted and torched their lakeside communities in Nigeria. Virtually nothing has been mentioned about it..............no one's 'hearts' seem to be going out to them.
helanker () 12:31PM | Tue, 13 January 2015
Excellent shot. There has been so much on TV since the horrible day it all happened. Good to see how many lands who sympasized in Paris.
Richardphotos () 6:11PM | Wed, 14 January 2015
I would make one here but due to restrictions I will not. beautiful statue and sad that terrible events are needed to bring people together
e-brink () 8:38AM | Sat, 17 January 2015
Excellent atmospheric shot! I wish I could have been there.
jif3d () 9:40PM | Mon, 16 February 2015
People power ! it 's a shame, but multiculturalism and accepting refugees doesn't seem to work...anywhere ! BTW, thank you for your comments on my AoM, much appreciated. ~Cheers~
Mondwin () 6:49AM | Sun, 22 November 2015
Tres belle image mon amì!!!Bravissimo!V:DDD.Regarder Whylma
KarmaSong () Online Now! 12:03PM | Sun, 06 March 2016
Une photo, qui , plus d'un an après, me replonge soudain dans cette ambiance dans laquelle le pays était plongée, et j'avais posté alors une 'photo à message' aussi. Ta phoro est belle et symbolique, j'espère que cette tragédie ne sera pas oubliée et servira à construire du positif dans notre pays qui en a bien besoin.... Merci pour ton passage dans ma galerie ;-)
2Loose2Trek () 3:55PM | Sat, 01 September 2018
Superb photo, my friend. Please don't be offended, but I was cheering for Marine La Pen in the last election. It's too bad that Macron is supporting the Kalergi Plan IMHO. But I suppose that things will be what they are.
Take care and be safe.