After a deadly terrorist attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, on Wednesday (Jan. 7), journalists, cartoonists and citizens alike are banding together to mourn the loss of the paper's staff -- and fight for freedom of the press.
This morning, a grouped of masked gunmen carrying AK-47s, and reportedly shouting "Allahu Akbar," opened fire on the paper's headquarters, killing 12 and injuring more. Among the dead are editor in chief Stéphane Charbonnier, four prominent political cartoonists and two police officers. The magazine has a history of publishing satirical comics dealing with politicians and religious figures.
French president François Hollande described the incident as “a terrorist attack, there is no doubt about this," though no motive has been determined yet, according to NPR. The gunmen are still at large.
The attack left the world in shock and moved to show support for the fallen and reverence for freedom of the press.
Journalists and cartoonists alike came forward in solidarity, with words...
... and art.
While others had moments of silence.
People took to the streets in mourning -- and shared images of mourning.
While others shared images and quotes as a show of respect and protest.
Others, still, honored those we lost.