Toronto vigil planned after terror attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine

French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo's publisher and cartoonist, known as Charb (R), works at his desk on an issue which features a satirical drawing he drew, entitled 'Intouchables 2', while journalists are filming an recording, on September 19, 2012 at the weekly's headquarters in Paris. THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images

TORONTO – Over 100 people are expected at a downtown Toronto vigil Wednesday afternoon in memory of the 12 people killed at the Charlie Hebdo magazine offices in Paris, France.

The vigil is expected to start at 6 p.m. Wednesday outside of the French consulate at 2 Bloor Street East.

The Facebook page, Rally for freedom of the press, democracy and for the Republic, which is organizing the event is asking for a “silent rally, without hatred, to commemorate the memories of the victims killed in Paris.”

READ MORE: Why was Charlie Hebdo newspaper targeted in the Paris shooting?

The satirical magazine’s office was stormed by three masked gunmen just before noon. At least 12 people, including Stephane Charbonnier, the editor of the magazine and a cartoonist who went by the pen name Charb.  Also killed was the cartoonist Cabu.


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