Monday, January 12, 2015

March Against Terror

From Wikipedia:
"Republican Marches"

The republican marches (French: marches républicaines) were a series of rallies that took place in cities across France on 10–11 January 2015 to honour the victims of the Charlie Hebdo shooting, the Montrouge shooting, and the Porte de Vincennes hostage crisis, and also to voice support for freedom of speech. French officials estimated that the rallies were attended by up to 3.7 million people nationwide, making them the largest public rallies in France since 1944, when Paris was liberated from the Nazis, at the end of World War II. In Paris, due to the expected amount of people, three streets were planned for the march from Republic to Nation Place. It was estimated that between 1.5 and 2 million people marched down Boulevard Voltaire (fr) in Paris.In other cities in France, more than 300,000 rallied in Lyon, about a quarter of the population. More than 100,000 marched the streets of Rennes, Toulouse, Bordeaux, and Marseille within two days. Major rallies took place in London, Montreal, Brussels, Berlin, Amsterdam and Vienna.

^ It's good to see so many people band together and not let terrorists or violence threaten their way of life. ^

January 10th:



January 11:



Notable participants:




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