Vigils were being held in Paris and London tonight, as well as other cities around the world, following the tragic events in Paris ealrier today where 12 people were killed during an attack at the Charlie Hebdo HQ in Paris
France 24 reports: More than 100,000 people gathered in cities around France as night fell to pay tribute to the 12 people gunned down in an attack against the Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly on Wednesday.
In Paris 35,000 gathered at Republique square, not far from where the attack took place, police said. Officials in cities such as Marseille, Toulouse and Lyon also reported thousands gathering in public spaces on the country’s darkest day in decades.
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Trafalgar Square was also the scene of a silent vigil this evening as Londoners paid their respects to those who lost their lives in a Paris shooting today. Several hundred people attended the vigil, which was organised this afternoon in response to the shootings at French magazine Charlie Hebdo’s offices today.
The three suspects in the attacks have been identified as two brothers and a third man.
According to the Epoch times: French police say the brothers are Said and Cherif Kouachi. The brothers are in their early 30s, are of French nationality, and reside in Paris.
The third man, Hamyd Mourad, is reportedly homeless and 18 years old. He was registered to a terminal at the Academy of Reims in Charleville-Mezieres not too long ago, according to Metro News, but his nationality is unknown. Reuters says he may be from Reims, and some reported indicated that the men were heading that way.
Liberation newspaper reported that all three suspects were found and arrested.
The French Interior Ministry did confirm the identities of the suspects but have so far denied that they had been arrested