France mourns victims of terror a year after Charlie Hebdo attacks

France mourns victims of terror a year after Charlie Hebdo attacks

France mourns victims of terror a year after Charlie Hebdo attacks

Written by Staff Writer

10 Jan, 2016 | 6:08 pm

A ceremony took place in central Paris to remember those killed in the Charlie Hebdo attacks a year ago.

Jihadist gunmen killed 12 people at the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine, four hostages at a Jewish supermarket, and a policewoman.

To honour the kosher store victims, the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions of France (CRIF) organised a commemoration outside the supermarket after sundown on Saturday.

President Hollande laid a wreath in the Place de la Republique, where a commemorative oak tree was unveiled, and a minute’s silence was observed.

Relatives of some of the victims also attended Sunday’s event, the culmination of a week of ceremonies.

French rocker Johnny Hallyday sang a song with the French army choir which recalls the 11 January unity march.

France is still under a state of emergency following the 13 November attacks in Paris, in which gunmen linked to the Islamic State group killed 130 people.

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