French newspapers don black after attack on Charlie Hebdo

  • Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 09, 2015 09:16 IST

Most French newspapers on Thursday donned black to express the mood after Wednesday’s terrorist attack at the Charlie Hebdo magazine's offices in Paris that left 12 people dead. While many people walked with the placard “Je suis Charlie” (I am Charlie), French daily Libération put “Nous sommes tous Charlie” (We are all Charlie) as the sole element on its black front page. The word “liberté” or freedom haunted headlines on most dailies.

Figaro, Le Parisien, l'Equipe and many other publications dwelt on the assassination of freedom. Expressing solidarity with Charlie Hebdo, regional publications also put the news on the front page, Paris Normandie renamed itself as Charlie Normandie, while Le Dauphiné and La Dépêche put the coverage on page one too.

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