January 8, 2015 2:05 pm
Updated: January 8, 2015 2:48 pm

French consul, Winnipeg mayor attend vigil for Paris attack victims

In this Sept.19, 2012 file photo, Charb, the publishing director of the satiric magazine Charlie Hebdo, displays the front page of the newspaper as he poses for photographers in Paris. He was one of 12 people slain when the magazine's offices were attacked by gunmen shouting "Allahu akbar!"

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WINNIPEG – A vigil for victims of the attacks on a Paris magazine was held at Winnipeg City Hall at 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

“We stand in solidarity against the perpetrators of this senseless act of violence,” Mayor Brian Bowman said at the vigil.

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Bowman, Bruno Burnichon, honourary consul for France in Winnipeg, and members of council took part in the opportunity to offer condolences to those directly affected by the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices, in which 12 people were slain Wednesday.

Mayor Brian Bowman speaks while Coun. Matt Allard (centre) and French honorary consul Bruno Burnichon attend a vigil for victims of the attack on Paris magazine Charlie Hebdo.

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The vigil was in the mayor’s foyer on the second floor of Winnipeg City Hall’s council building.

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— With files from Tamara Forlanski

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