PARIS — More than 4 million people marched all over France yesterday, January 11, 2015. Between 1.5 and 2 millions took to the streets in Paris alone. In fact these numbers are only vague estimations, since the crowds in Paris were so large and their routes so unpredictable, that it was impossible to truly count the number of participants. In what was France’s largest street protest in history, the French capital reconnected with its revolutionary past,[Read More…]
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PARIS – All over Facebook, people changed their profile pictures to a simple black box with broad white letters that reads “Je suis Charlie.” Joachim Roncin from the French magazine Stylist designed the image just after the terrorist attack that targeted the Parisian office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday January 7, at 11:30 am that left 12 people dead. While this very “modern” response to the tragedy – which means“I am Charlie”[Read More…]
Two French citizens were among the 62 people killed in last week’s terrorist shooting attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The attack also left 175 people wounded. Other foreign victims include an unknown number Americans, at least one British citizen, and two Canadians, one of whom was identified as Annemarie Desloges, a visiting diplomat. In a statement at the Elysée Palace, French President François Hollande said that he “condemns this cowardly attack[Read More…]