Attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine [fr]
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Thursday has been declared a day of mourning by French President François Hollande. French flags accross the world will be at half-mast for three days.
Watch French President, François Hollande, speak about the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo from the crime scene on Wednesday January 7 2015.
You can download the President’s speech in English here.
Other updates on the attack have been uploaded to the website of the French Presidency:
Following the attack, during which at least 12 people were killed, Hollande visited the scene and denounced what he described as an exceptionally barbaric act.
The President of the French Republic said that “no barbaric act will ever stifle the freedom of the press. We stand together as a united country and we will respond.”
Also visit the French Foreign Ministry’s website:
The United Nations Security Council also condemned the attack:
The South African government (through the department of international relations and cooperation) has condemned the attack. Read the statement here:
Please note the Embassy in South Africa is open and operational. Employees will observe a moment of silence at noon today.