Tom Brake “Je Suis Charlie” for Paris victims

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, has stood up in support for the victims of the recent terrorist attacks that took place in the French capital, Paris, last week.

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Mr Brake, who spent a period of his upbringing in France, was pictured holding a sign declaring "Je Suis Charlie". This is an image that has been replicated in widespread public displays of solidarity for the seventeen individuals who lost their lives in several days of violence last week.

In cities across Europe and around the world, marches and demonstrations have taken place to support freedom of speech following the attack at the satirical weekly newspaper. In London, a number of major landmarks were lit in the colours of the French flag, while more than a million people attended a rally in Paris on Sunday.  

Tom Brake paid his respects to the victims, saying: "My deepest condolences go out to all those who have been affected by this tragedy. I stand alongside millions of others in solidarity with our French neighbours through this horrific time"

He also later tweeted “A mes amis français, je dis - nous sommes tous Charlie”

Nick Clegg also commented, saying: "Horrible news of a barbaric attack on freedom of speech in Paris. My thoughts are with the victims, their families and their colleagues".

 

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