Paris Rally Tops Millions As World Leaders Join Unity March

Paris Rally Tops Millions As World Leaders Join Unity March

More than a million people joined a long line of world leaders Sunday in Paris, for a unity march that is sure to go down in history. In almost unbelievable photos, leaders like Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, are seen locking arms as they march along the Boulevard Voltaire. French president Francois Hollande led the unified front through the streets, as millions followed along with the now famous “Je Suis Charlie” (I Am Charlie) signs and French flags.

Paris rally leaders lock arms

A reported more than 40 world leaders were present for the rally. Leaders locked arms with each other as a sign of solidarity against terrorism. ©Fameflynet

Mass Unity Rally Held In Paris Following Recent Terrorist Attacks

Demonstrators make their way along Boulevrd Voltaire in a unity rally in Paris following the recent terrorist attacks on January 11, 2015 in Paris, France. Estimated over one million. ©Fameflynet

The world used all forms of social media, to show both its sympathy and solidarity with Paris this week, after the initial reports of 12 killed at Charlie Hebdo offices first aired. The hashtag #JeSuisCharlie took over Twitter and has become the Countries call for people everywhere to stand against the terrorist acts. Beginning at the Place de la Republique and ending at the Place de la Nation, a see of people filled the square on Sunday.

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Mass Unity Rally Held In Paris Following Recent Terrorist Attacks

Angela Merkel, Mariano Rajoy, Mahmoud Abbas, David Cameron, Francois Hollande, Benjamin Netanyahu and other heads of state make their way along the Boulevrd Voltaire January 11th, 2015. ©Fameflynet

Millions March in Paris Rally

Beginning at the Place de la Republique and ending at the Place de la Nation, a see of people filled the square on Sunday in Paris, France Jan. 11th, 2015. ©Fameflynet

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve stated in a press conference today that, “France has received countless expressions of solidarity from all over the world. In many countries the national flag of France were flying at half-mast“. Speaking about the world leaders and heads of state who had traveled to participate in the Paris rally, he stated, “I want to thank them once more, and tell them that their presence here is very touching“.

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

Saturday a giant banner was lifted onto the face of the Cannes Film Festival Palace with the slogan, “Je Suis Charlie” (I Am Charlie). The Mayor called for leaders all over France to hold up cartoons from the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, as a stand against those who attempt to stamp out freedom of speech and expression through art and media.

A total of 17 people were killed in the attacks that began at the offices of Charlie Hebdo and continued while the terrorists were on the run for two days. It was announced Saturday that after a stand off with French special forces, the three gunmen were killed. A female accomplice is still at large.

Photo: ©Fameflynet

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