European leaders to show solidarity at Paris attacks rally

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy signs a book of condolences at the French Embassy in Madrid on January 9, 2015 for victims of a terror attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo that left 12 deadEuropean leaders will make an extraordinary show of support for France by joining a mass rally in Paris this weekend, amid a wave of solidarity following after the bloody end to the Charlie Hebdo attacks. Global outrage and offers of assistance poured in after French police killed Islamist gunmen in two sieges in the Paris region. The horror was so universal that even foes of the west North Korea and Cuba sent condolences, while bitter enemies Israel and Iran were at least united in their condemnation of the slaughter. The latest attacks prompted vigils in several cities around the world to declare “Je suis Charlie” in a show of support for free speech.

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