MANILA, PHILIPPINES – "Cartoonists & Writers everywhere. Keep your wits sharp & your pencils sharper. #CharlieHebdo"
On Wednesday, January 7, 12 people at the office of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo were killed in an attack by at least two masked men who screamed "Allahu akbar" as they shot the victims.
French President Francois Hollande declared a day of national mourning on Thursday, January 8, and more than 100,000 gathered across France, many protesters carrying banners reading "I am Charlie." The hashtag #JeSuisCharlie (French for "I am Charlie") also trended worldwide, including versions in Arabic.
Cartoonists around the world have taken to social media as well to show that the only thing these gruesome attacks proves is that the pen is mightier than the sword.
View some of the art and photos of the protests here:
#JeSuisCharlie #CharlieHebdo #franceattack #ParisShooting #Paris #notoreligion #FreedomOfThePress #FreedomOfSpeech pic.twitter.com/hSqYATzg2T — Taymaz Valley (@TaymazValley) January 8, 2015
The little weapon! #CharlieHebdo #cartoon pic.twitter.com/VFFZD2f8Rz — Satish Acharya (@satishacharya) January 7, 2015
Die Welt ist so ernst geworden, dass Humor ein gefährlicher Beruf ist #CharlieHebdo @berlich : http://t.co/ycQlsh8BBT pic.twitter.com/sTO0IxZl8X — Jan Frederik Wienken (@jan_wienken) January 7, 2015
Here is tomorrow's @adamstoon1 cartoon http://t.co/HXIl1I4zze #CharlieHebdo pic.twitter.com/R53jkcIOrY — The Telegraph (@Telegraph) January 7, 2015
My response to the terror attack on #CharlieHebdo. http://t.co/TxQICVIUZs @indystar pic.twitter.com/WhEgFVC7Ik — varvel (@varvel) January 7, 2015
Adieu Charb, Cabu, Wolinski, Tignous et les autres victimes. C'est triste. #JeSuisCharlie #CharlieHebdo @Zeptheworld pic.twitter.com/TTpU4Zoa4l — David Herzog (@dav_herzog) January 7, 2015
#CharlieHebdo attack has another victim! Via @MiddleEastMnt #ParisShooting pic.twitter.com/6UrAtl6rST — Ahmad Al Hayek (@AhmadOHayek) January 7, 2015
Love is stronger than hate/L'amour plus fort que la haine h/t @bouckap #CharlieHebdo pic.twitter.com/TvgGJIMdr0 — Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) January 7, 2015
#CharlieHebdo pic.twitter.com/jIBbrIShe8 — Francisco J. Olea (@oleismos) January 7, 2015
#JeSuisCharlie pic.twitter.com/G6wVMYjbG0 — Stéphanie Drolet (@Stephboxe) January 8, 2015
#jesuischarlie http://t.co/YamKYyO7FT — José Pablo Fonseca (@G2Blast) January 8, 2015
#JeSuisCharlie http://t.co/0afKdaj98m by @TheMagnusShaw pic.twitter.com/xCam2fpXqU — Human Rights Watch (@hrw) January 7, 2015
Can't sleep tonight, thoughts with my French cartooning colleagues, their families and loved ones #CharlieHebdo pic.twitter.com/LqIMRCHPgK — David Pope (@davpope) January 7, 2015
French cartoonist Charb among dead in #CharlieHebdo attack, his cartoons often attacked racism and islamophobia. pic.twitter.com/Nmi5g98WO0 — Peter Bouckaert (@bouckap) January 7, 2015
Ils voulaient nous séparer mais nous sommes une force. #JeSuisCharlie #NousSommesCharlie #CharlieHebdo #Liberté pic.twitter.com/okSu1jdch5 — pm ✌ (@pmbeveraggi) January 8, 2015
People are in a state of shock. These four pillars of press freedom gone... #CharlieHebdo pic.twitter.com/0vckDqn8De — Eleanor Beardsley (@ElBeardsley) January 7, 2015
Parisians raise pens during a rally in support of the victims of the #CharlieHebdo attack http://t.co/jkm1YGK1r2 pic.twitter.com/mhS1YU36No" — Williams Shyne(OFR) (@WilliamsXL) January 8, 2015
París ahora: 3 grados, medianoche, miles de persona recordando a #CharlieHebdo pic.twitter.com/nm6kTfCOnP — Marcos Carrasco (@Marcosc2002) January 8, 2015
Paris, je t'aime! #JeSuisCharlie “ @SimonNRicketts : A striking AP picture from Paris tonight. #CharlieHebdo pic.twitter.com/zzZWmPsdy7 ” — Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) January 7, 2015
More than 100,000 rally across France after Paris attack pic.twitter.com/iMaaszLKuX #AFP — AFP Photo Department (@AFPphoto) January 7, 2015
A naked woman leads "Charlie is not dead" chants after the #CharlieHebdo killings in Paris @rapplerdotcom #rstream pic.twitter.com/EIJzqteghO — Ryan Songalia (@ryansongalia) January 7, 2015
Europe says 'Non!' Tomorrow's front pages in Europe. pic.twitter.com/FjoSsx6acy — Mark Sparrow (@MarkGSparrow) January 7, 2015
Here are tributes by Rappler artists.
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