Cartoonists stand in solidarity with ‘Charlie Hebdo’ journalists

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.

The above tweet translates to “Our hearts are with Charlie Hebdo.”

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.

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