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    9 Jan 2015

    Crowds Pay Tribute To Charlie Hebdo In Sydney's Martin Place

    Je suis Charlie.

    Following the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, hundreds of people gathered in Sydney’s Martin Place to pay tribute to the victims.

    Emotional scenes as one minute's silence is held for #CharlesHebdo victims in Martin Place.

    Mohamed Taha@Mo_Taha1Follow

    Emotional scenes as one minute's silence is held for #CharlesHebdo victims in Martin Place.

    10:01 PM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    In the same spot where, weeks earlier, tributes were placed for the victims of the Sydney siege, mourners lit candles and placed print-outs of "je suis Charlie", the slogan that has been adopted as a message of support for Charlie Hebdo.

    We're all here. 🌹 #MartinPlace #sydney

    Like others around the world, many in Sydney held up pens as a symbol of solidarity and freedom of speech.

    Solidarity rally for the French catastrophe tonight, Martin Place.

    Huon Hooke@HuonHookeFollow

    Solidarity rally for the French catastrophe tonight, Martin Place.

    9:42 PM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    French Ambassador Christophe Lecourtier also attended the event.

    Christophe Lecourtier, Ambassadeur Français en Australie, s'est rendu à #Sydney et arbore le badge #JeSuisCharlie.

    Zagued@zaguedFollow

    Christophe Lecourtier, Ambassadeur Français en Australie, s'est rendu à #Sydney et arbore le badge #JeSuisCharlie.

    12:48 AM - 09 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    He addressed the crowd with a moving speech, saying "democracy is not something weak, it is something strong."

    Over a thousand have gathered at Martin Place to pay their respects #CharlieHebdo #JeSuisCharlie. Photo: @ShooterWol

    smh.com.au@smhFollow

    Over a thousand have gathered at Martin Place to pay their respects #CharlieHebdo #JeSuisCharlie. Photo: @ShooterWol

    10:53 PM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    From today, a condolence book will be available for the public at the French Consulate in Sydney.

    just.... wow..... RT @Mo_Taha1: Martin Place is a sea of white. All in support of #CharlesHebdo victims.

    Cletis Carr@cletiscarrFollow

    just.... wow..... RT @Mo_Taha1: Martin Place is a sea of white. All in support of #CharlesHebdo victims.

    12:10 AM - 09 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    French forces are still searching for the perpetrators behind the attack.

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