Zapiro: Attack on Charlie Hebdo ‘worst we’ve seen in recent times’

Mail & Guardian | Sarah Evans:

Cartoonist Zapiro says the shootings at Charlie Hebdo were not only an attack on the media, but on French society and secular societies more broadly.

The shootings at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris on Wednesday were the “worst attack on journalism, satirists, the press, and all free thinkers in society that we have seen in recent times.”

Cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, better known as Zapiro.

This is according to Jonathan Shapiro, a cartoonist better known as Zapiro.

The attacks on the satirical paper reportedly killed 12 people on Wednesday, including two police officers. By Wednesday afternoon Parisian police had launched a manhunt for the shooters.

Shapiro said the shootings were not only an attack on the media and free press, but on French society, and secular societies more broadly…


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