A year after the attacks of the weekly newspaper "Charlie Hebdo"
One year ago, January 7, 2015, the terrorist group “Islamic State” attacked both France and Freedom of Speech, specially targeting journalists from the weekly newspaper “Charlie Hebdo”. 17 people altogether lost their lives during the attacks.
On January 5, 2016, the President of the Republic, Mr. Francois Hollande, unveiled three commemorative plaques in memory of the victims, marking the beginning of a week of commemoration ceremonies for all the victims of the terrorist attacks which took place in 2015.
Official and private tribute events have indeed been organized in France throughout the week, to honour the victims and hold high the banner of our values : Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.
On January 10, Thousands of people, families and relations of the victims, were invited to attend an official remembrance ceremony on the Place de la République in Paris.