01/07/2015 03:01 EST | Updated 01/07/2015 10:59 EST

Crowds Across France Hold Up Pens In Moving Demonstrations For Free Speech (PHOTOS)

Enormous crowds are gathering across France to show solidarity with the journalists of Charlie Hebdo and to demonstrate to support freedom of speech. The demonstrations come after an attack on the offices of the satirical magazine that left 12 people dead.

Many of the demonstrators are holding up pens

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Others are holding up their press cards

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Students are standing with journalists

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The crowds in central Paris are enormous

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#JeSuisCharlie has become their rallying cry

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But the demonstrations are not just in Paris. People have gathered all over France in moving displays of democratic values

In Marseille

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In Lyon

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In Toulouse



In Nice

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In Nantes



In Strasbourg



In Bordeaux

In Lille



In Montpellier


And in Rennes

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The demonstrations of solidarity have spread to the capitals of Europe

There are crowds in London

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And in Berlin

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And in Madrid

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And in Barcelona

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And in Rome

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And in Amsterdam

Across the capitals of Europe, and the world, people are standing in solidarity with Paris and the staff of Charlie Hebdo.


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