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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.”


https://twitter.com/jean_jullien/status/552829637215408128

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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