Giant Je Suis Charlie Banner On Cannes Film Festival Palace Honors Charlie Hebdo Victims

Giant Je Suis Charlie Banner On Cannes Film Festival Palace Honors Charlie Hebdo Victims

In an act of solidarity with the victims of Wednesday’s shootings at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, the city of Cannes lifted a giant Je Suis Charlie banner over the face of its Palais des Festivals (Film Festival Palace) on Friday January 9th. Measuring over 78 foot wide and 36 foot high, the all black banner was marked with the French words for “I Am” (Je Suis) in white, and the name Charlie in gray underneath. Supporters who were present during the installation bore small hand held signs with the same saying, while others held up cartoons from the weekly.

The official Twitter account for the city of Cannes posted it’s intentions on Thursday stating, “Tomorrow, @ CannesPalais , emblematic place of freedom of expression and creation, will dress a monumental tarpaulin #“. The steps leading up to the building’s entrance were covered in a black carpet as well. Mayor of Cannes, David Lisnard encouraged people all over the country to join the act of solidarity and support tweeting “I invite elected officials from all over France to brandish the cartoons” on the official city Twitter page Friday.

12 people who worked at Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, France were murdered on January 7th, when militant styled gunmen entered the offices and opened fire. Today it has been reported that both gunman who carried out the brutal attack were killed by French special forces, along with another accomplice after being on the run for two days. Reports place a total of 17 lives lost during the three days of terror.

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Supporters honor victims of Charlie Hebdo with signs outside Palais des Festivals on January 9, 2015 in Cannes, France. © FameFlynet

Support for the victims and the country of Paris as a whole came from around the world immediatly following the attacks. The hashtag #jesuischarlie (I Am Charlie) became viral on the social media outlet Twitter. The black image with the white and gray lettering took the place of Charlie Hebdo’s official website, when it was shut down during the attacks according to a BBC report. Today it covers the facade of one of the most noted places in the world where artists, actors and press gather every May to freely express themselves through film.

Black Banner on Cannes Festival Palace Friday

A black carpet and a banner reading “Je suis Charlie” is deployed as a tribute to the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo outside the Palais des Festivals on January 9, 2015 in Cannes, France. ©FameFlynet

We stand with you Paris – Je Suis Charlie.

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