Nous sommes Charlie: Journalists show solidarity in Paris

Je suis Charlie march

Visiting the site close to the Charlie Hebdo offices along with NUJ assistant general secretary Seamus Dooley, it was impossible not to be instantly moved by the mounting tributes and memorials to the magazine’s journalists killed in cold blood days before.

To all the cartoons, flowers, candles, wall of post-it notes with written messages from visitors all around the world and Voltaire’s collected works, we added an NUJ flag, which waved in the wind, and our special NUJ placard bearing Je Suis Charlie  and picture of a pencil, which had become a symbol of the free press.


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