The Newseum has announced via Twitter that it plans to hold a vigil for the victims of today’s barbaric attacks in Paris — which left French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo‘s editor, two police officers and nine others dead.
A Facebook event promoting the museum’s vigil named #JeSuisCharlie, posted:
Suite a l’attaque qui a tuee 12 personnes a Paris aujourd’hui, regroupons nous ce soir devant le Newseum a 19h en hommage aux victimes et au nom de la liberte d expression et de la liberte de la presse. Venez avec vos stylos/crayons… #jesuischarlie
In light of the horrendous attack that killed 12 people in Paris today, let’s get together to stand peacefully in support of Charlie Hebdo and for freedom of the press. Bring your pencils and pens. #jesuischarlie
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As stated above, the movement urges all those who attend the event to bring a pen or pencil to hold up in solidarity with the magazine and its message of free press.
The vigil will be held in front of the Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001) at 7 p.m. tonight.