Standing together in defiance, 100,000 people gather across France to show support for 12 people slaughtered by ‘Al Qaeda’ gunmen in attack on Paris magazine as manhunt for terrorists continues
At least 100,000 people gathered across France tonight to back an anti-Islamist newspaper whose offices were devastated by a deadly terrorist attack. Suspected Al Qaeda militants massacred 12 people in Paris today – and among those slaughtered was a police officer as he begged for mercy.
It came as a massive manhunt was launched to find the masked attackers, who earlier burst into the Charlie Hebdo offices brandishing Kalashnikovs.
Clad all in black with hoods and speaking French, the militants forced one of the cartoonists – at the office with her young daughter – to open the door.
Witnesses said the gunmen shouted ‘we are from the Al Qaeda in Yemen’, and ‘Allahu akbar!’ – Arabic for ‘God is great’ – as they stalked the building.