World unites in ceremonies to honour and remember those slain in Paris


World unites in ceremonies to honour and remember those slain in Paris

About 18,000 people gathered at the French embassy next to the Brandenburg Gate in solidarity for the victims. Many brought flowers or pencils and held up signs saying “Je suis Charlie”.


Landmarks including Tower Bridge and the London Eye were lit in the red, white, and blue of the French tricolor. The colours were also projected onto the façade of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, where more than 1,000 people gathered.


Several hundred Muslims carrying banners saying “Not in our name” rallied at Madrid’s Atocha square, next to the train station where, in March 2004, bombs on rush-hour trains killed 191 people.


About 100 people, mostly French, took part in a Silent March in Gorky Park to honour the victims and show support for freedom of expression. In the evening, dozens went to the French embassy to lay flowers and express their solidarity.


Around 200 protesters gathered in the Lebanese capital to condemn the attacks, carrying signs that said “We are not afraid.”


Several hundred people gathered at a ceremony at Jerusalem’s City Hall to express solidarity.


Hundreds rallied in Sydney’s Martin Place, a plaza where an Isis supporter took 18 people hostage in a cafe last month. Two hostages and the gunman died.


On Saturday, hundreds of New Yorkers braved below-freezing temperatures and held pens aloft at a rally in Washington Square Park

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