Never Been Heard!!! World Leaders, 3.7 Million People March Across France To Pay Tribute To Terror Victims

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Today, the whole of France staged defiant marches in a moving tribute to the 17 people killed in terror attacks across the country last week, more than 3 million people gathered. Majority of these people gathered in one accord as they marched to the country’s capital where cartoonists and passers-by were murdered by Islamic fanatics last week, British Prime Minister David Cameron joined crowds marching in their memory.

French President Francois Hollande and a host of other world leaders, joined arm in arm to show utmost disapproval to the terrorism that ravaged Paris few days ago. He and other world leaders were part of the estimated 3.7 million people that marched through the city.

Elsewhere, US Attorney General Eric Holder joined officials, including Home Secretary Theresa Mary, at the Interior Ministry where talks were held about threats posed by Islamist extremism. 

Standing in a front-row of world leaders near Place de la Republique shortly before 3pm, President Holland told crowds: ‘Today, Paris is the capital of the world.’ Local media reports suggested as many as three million people had turned out to march in defiance of the threats issued by Muslim fanatics responsible for the attacks at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine, and in a kosher supermarket last week.

Arm in arm, world leaders, left to right: Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Union President Donald Tusk, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, Jordan's Queen Rania, Jordan's King Abdullah II, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and other guests
Arm in arm, world leaders, left to right: Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Union President Donald Tusk, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, Jordan’s Queen Rania, Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and other guests
French President Francois Hollande is surrounded by leaders including Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (left), Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (fourth right), Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (third right) and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (right)
French President Francois Hollande is surrounded by leaders including Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron (left), Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (fourth right), Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (third right) and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel (right)
Crowds march behind a giant black and white banner reading 'Nous sommes Charlie' (We are Charlie) as night falls on Boulevard Voltaire
Crowds march behind a giant black and white banner reading ‘Nous sommes Charlie’ (We are Charlie) as night falls on Boulevard Voltaire

After taking part in the Paris rally, Mr Cameron told Sky News: ‘It was very moving – extraordinary circumstances to be doing it, and an extraordinary set of people to be doing it with.

‘The memory I will have is people leaning out of their windows of all ages with tricolours – the French flag – incredibly proud of their country, proud of their democracy, proud of freedom of speech, and these great signs saying `I am Charlie. I am a police officer. I am a Jew’.

‘People of all ages wanting to show real solidarity. I think we should recognise the values that we have in European countries of believing in democracy and free speech, freedom of expression, the right to offend people and be offended.

‘These are not sources of weakness against this terrorist threat, they are sources of strength.

‘They are what make us great economies, great countries, great societies and it was great to see that in action today.’

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The estimated 3.7million crowds marching across Paris
The estimated 3.7million crowds marching across Paris
United the World stands
United the World stands

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French President Francois Hollande (centre) welcomes the Interior Ministers Jorge Fernandez Diaz of Spain (second left), Bernard Cazeneuve of France (third left), US Attorney General Eric Holder (fourth left), British Home Secretary Teresa May (second right) and European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos (right) at the Elysee Palace before they participate in the march
French President Francois Hollande (centre) welcomes the Interior Ministers Jorge Fernandez Diaz of Spain (second left), Bernard Cazeneuve of France (third left), US Attorney General Eric Holder (fourth left), British Home Secretary Teresa May (second right) and European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos (right) at the Elysee Palace before they participate in the march

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Holding hands: Family members and relatives of the 17 victims take part in a solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris
Holding hands: Family members and relatives of the 17 victims take part in a solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris
Muslim women light candles at a memorial for those killed by Islamic extremists in Paris this evening after a day of marching
Muslim women light candles at a memorial for those killed by Islamic extremists in Paris this evening after a day of marching
French journalists holding up their press cards take part in a hundreds of thousands of French citizens solidarity march
French journalists holding up their press cards take part in a hundreds of thousands of French citizens solidarity march

We here in Nigeria also lend our voice to the French country, WE ARE CHARLIE.

 

Credit: Daily Mail UK

 

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