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23/10/2021

Silent vigil for Charlie Hebdo murder victims

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A vigil and a minute’s silence will take place outside the Town Hall on Friday evening in memory of those murdered in the attack of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper offices in Paris.

A vigil and a minute’s silence will take place outside the Town Hall on Friday evening in memory of those murdered in the attack of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper offices in Paris.

The vigil will take place at 6.30pm as a mark of respect to those who were killed and in condemnation of the vile attack which left 12 people dead on Wednesday.

The event is being organised to highlight the right to freedom of expression and the right to life.

French artist, Lily who has lived in Kilkenny for the past number of years spoke of her sadness over the massacre.

“Satire is a form of humour and activism. It shakes up our opinions, allows to laugh about our anger and take it less seriously. It opens discussions.

“Charlie Hebdo was making fun of everybody - pencils versus weapons.

“We mourn people we admire - the lives of these very talented, fun, kind and smart people are gone. But freedom of expression we can’t ever lose,” she said.

All are welcome to join in the vigil and show their support and solidarity for those murdered in the attack.

Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical weekly newspaper, featuring cartoons, reports, and jokes. On Wednesday 12 people, including journalists, artists, policemen and civilians were murdered in a terrorist attack during a weekly editorial meeting at the Paris office.

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