Paris protesters displayed signs saying, "Je Suis Charlie," which means, "I am Charlie," many holding up pens to symbolize the point that the journalists died for freedom of speech and expression. The crowd also displayed signs stating, "We Are Not Afraid."
Paris, tonight. We stand with you, from all over the world. Not afraid. #JeSuisCharlie (Photo: Thibault Camus/AP) pic.twitter.com/6P5au3Vp7g
— Alex Andreou (@sturdyAlex) January 7, 2015
RT @HonorineL "@benniedenton: They wanted 2 bring France 2 her knees, instead made her stand up proud #JeSuisCharlie pic.twitter.com/EXLmlD35jF"
— Carole Blake (@caroleagent) January 8, 2015
Paris citizens hold pens to show support after terrorist attack pic.twitter.com/7bPHuVf2D5
— Grasswire (@grasswire) January 8, 2015
Charlie Hebdo is a French weekly satirical newspaper that frequently features political cartoons as shown in the protest tweet below.
Très belle Une du Berliner Zeitung, qui reproduit celles de Charlie (via @Breaking3zero) pic.twitter.com/Mj8imlPyT2
— Olivier Tesquet (@oliviertesquet) January 7, 2
Some twitter statements defiantly included more cartooning:
— Breaking 3.0 (@Breaking3zero) January 7, 2015
Can't sleep tonight, thoughts with my French cartooning colleagues, their families and loved ones #CharlieHebdo pic.twitter.com/LqIMRCHPgK
— David Pope (@davpope) January 7, 2015
Protests were held outside France; for example, in the U.S., New York City:
Union Square NYC tonight @NBCNewYork @MSNBCPhoto @msnbc @NBCNewsPictures pic.twitter.com/vTSIkDNtps
— andrew dallos (@adallos) January 8, 2015
And below, from the Newseum (First Amendment journalism museum) in Washington D.C., where a vigil was held for the slain journalists:
So moving-images for #JeSuisCharlie #CharlieHebdo at the @Newseum (source https://t.co/LWQDT9IyHb) (assemble at 7pm!) pic.twitter.com/8UM3IpUcVz
— Gen Knoxx (@GenKnoxx) January 7, 2015
More photos from the protests here.
The newspaper itself has posted a website announcement, "Je Suis Charlie - parce que le crayon sera toujours au dessus de la barberie .. parce que la liberté est un droit universel .. parce que vous nous soutenez... nous, Charlie, Sortirons votre journal mercredi prochain!" Roughly translated, that means, "I am Charlie - because the pen is always greater than barbarism ... because liberty is a universal right .. because you support us .. we, at Charlie, will be bringing you, your next Wednesday newspaper!"