A person holds “I am still Charlie” during a tribute Place de la République in Paris, January 7, 2017 – BERTRAND GUAY / AFP

“Jean Cabut dit Cabu”, “Clarissa Jean-Philippe”, “Yohan Cohen”… Two years after the attacks on Charlie Hebdo and the Hyper Hide, a few hundred people gathered Saturday evening place of the Republic in Paris, in a tribute sober to the 17 victims, whose names have been read.

“It’s raining, it’s cold, I’m a little cold, but I’m still coming, because I had to be there”, explained a visibly moved to tears by an elderly woman leaning on a cane, who has known Cabu when he was drawing in a lecture hall in may 68.

“I am still Charlie”

The attack against the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo (12 dead on January 7, 2015), “it is something, especially since it was the starting point of everything that followed after,” she added, in reference to the wave of bombings that has known the France in two years. A “canvas ” participatory” was held at the foot of the statue, made of hand stained where dozens of people have inscribed a message in tribute to the victims.

The gathering had been announced Friday, at the call of the French Association of victims of terrorism (AfVT), supported by several organizations, including SOS Racisme, Licra and the UEJF.

“You couldn’t not be there”, has told the press Guillaume Denoix de Saint Marc, director-general of the AfVT, a panel “I am still Charlie’ in the hand. “We see that after each attack the time of national cohesion is growing short”, he pointed out, regretting “a trivialization of the attacks,” against which “we must fight”.

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“It is the spirit of 11 January ?”

For Dominique Sopo, president of SOS Racism, there must be “a work of mindfulness of the long-term compared to those who want to exploit flaws in the French company to split, what do the jihadists”.

“It is the spirit of 11 January ?”, said Mary, disillusioned, referring to the event giant after the attacks of January 2015. “Solidarity is not a one day event. All the days the victims are in need of attention, recognition,” stressed the member of the AfVT, thinking of the “wounded that are operate all the time.”

in The aftermath of the attack on Charlie Hebdo by the brothers Kouachi, Amédy Coulibaly, killed a municipal police in Montrouge, a paris suburb. On January 9, he executed four men during a hostage situation in a grocery store, jewish Paris, the Hyper Hide.

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