Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Paris attacks: Charlie Hebdo responds

Charlie Hebdo, the French magazine that lost 11 staff members when attacked in January, has released a defiant message following the latest attack on Paris.

The widely shared image, released ahead of the satirical magazine’s publication tomorrow, reads: “They have the weapons. F*** them, we have the champagne.”

More than 300 people were injured and as many as 129 died after three groups of armed men attacked Parisians and tourists in six popular locations across the French capital on Friday.

In the aftermath of the atrocity, residents have been on edge with many recalling the city’s atmosphere following the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine on 7 January.

Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, who belonged to the Al-Qaeda’s Yemen branch, forced their way into the magazine’s offices and killed 11 people inside. Afterwards, the brothers were shot dead by police on 9 January following a hostage situation.

In the way of the Paris attacks President Francois Hollande has extended a state of emergency for the next three months and promised to wage war on the terror group Isis, who claimed responsibility for the attack.

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