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.”
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.