France marks 6th anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo shooting

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    Former French president Francois #Hollande, French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo laid flowers in front of #CharlieHebdo’s former offices, six years after the January 2015 #attack on the satirical newspaper that left 12 people dead.

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    In This Story: Charlie Hebdo

    On 7 January 2015 at about 11:30am CET local time, two brothers, Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, forced their way into the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Armed with rifles and other weapons, they killed 12 people and injured 11 others. The gunmen identified themselves as belonging to the terrorist group al-Qaeda.

    Several related attacks followed in the Île-de-France region on 7–9 January 2015, including the Hypercacher kosher supermarket siege.

    Charlie Hebdo is a publication that courted controversy with satirical attacks on political and religious leaders. It published cartoons of Muhammad in 2012, forcing France to temporarily close embassies and schools in more than 20 countries amid fears of reprisals. Its offices were also firebombed in November 2011 after publishing a caricature of Muhammad on its cover.

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