- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - About 100 people gathered Wednesday night on the Seattle waterfront near the French consulate’s office to express their concern and condolences after 12 people were killed in a Paris terrorist attack on a newspaper office.

KING-TV reports (https://is.gd/Eor3l3 ) that most held signs that read “Je Suis Charlie” or “I Am Charlie.”

The victims were killed in Wednesday’s attack at Charlie Hebdo, a weekly newspaper that had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad.

Said Paris native Olivier Fontana, “You want to kill the press? You want to kill the freedom of expression? Guess what? I’m Charlie as well.”

Participants gathered around the French flag as they lit candles and placed flowers nearby. Another memorial is planned Friday at the University of Washington.


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