A Tragedy in Paris

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More than 3 million people have taken part in unity marches across France after 12 people were killed during three days of deadly attacks in Paris, according to BBC News. These attacks all started from a magazine because it offended people. This magazine was called “Charlie Hebdo” and it featured cartoons, reports, polemics and jokes. Many of the pieces written contained information that was offensive. The articles depicted controversial Muhammad cartoons, which was offensive to their religion. The attackers went into the Charlie Hebdo offices and shot and killed 12 people, injuring 11 others. After the shooting the two men fled, and police think they were brothers. The two gunmen identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen. Due to the magazines content, there was a terrorist attack in 2011, and now it has happened again in 2015.

The March started with the victim’s family members and ended up possibly being one of the biggest rallies worldwide. Leaders all over the world have stepped into this walk to support in the tragedy that affected many people nationwide, mostly including the family of these innocent people. These rallies are not just strictly in Paris, but have also spread along London, Washington, Montreal, and Berlin. Although these attacks happened in Paris, it has affected many people throughout the world.


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