Vigils across Canada after French magazine attack

People gather for a vigil January 7, 2015, outside City Hall in Montreal, Canada, for the victims of the shooting at the office of the French satirical magazine Charlie HebdoVigils were held in bone-chilling weather across Canada for the 12 victims of an attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday. In Montreal, more than 1,000 people braved piercing winds and a temperature of minus 20 degrees Celsius (-4 Farenheit) to express solidarity with France, while Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney placed a dozen white roses in the snow outside France’s consulate in Quebec City. Earlier, Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed anger and sadness over the “barbaric” attack. “Canadians stand with France on this dark day,” he said.

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