— David Pope (@davpope) January 7, 2015
Cartoonist Dave Pope works for “The Canberra Times” in Australia.
Shortly after terrorists killed 12 journalists from “Charlie Hebdo” — a satirical Parisian newspaper named for the “Peanuts” character Charlie Brown — cartoonists began circulating new images and past works on Twitter in solidarity with those who died, including the newspaper’s editor-in-chief Stephane Charbonnier and three cartoonists.
According to the BBC, witnesses overheard the attackers shout “We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad.” The event mirrored a 2011 attack when the Charlie Hebdo offices were firebombed after printing a satirical cartoon depicting the prophet Muhammad. The cartoons are images in clear defiance of those terrorists’ stance.
De tout coeur avec Charlie Hebdo. pic.twitter.com/8KwTipn3Wp
— PLANTU (@plantu) January 7, 2015
The above tweet translates to “Our hearts are with Charlie Hebdo.”
— Ruben L. Oppenheimer (@RLOppenheimer) January 7, 2015
— Lucille Clerc (@LucilleClerc) January 7, 2015
— Satish Acharya (@satishacharya) January 7, 2015
Thousands have voiced their support for “Charlie Hebdo,” with #JeSuisCharlie, which translates to “I am Charlie.” At the time of this post, that conversation has been tweeted about more than 239,000 times.