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Hundreds Attend Charlie Hebdo Vigil in Reykjavík

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Hundreds Attend Charlie Hebdo Vigil in Reykjavík

Charlie Hebdo vigil in Reykjavík, January 8, 2015

From last night’s vigil. French Ambassador Philippe O’Quin is pictured holding a Je Suis Charlie sign. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

Between 300 and 500 people attended a vigil outside the French Embassy in Reykjavík last night in memory of the victims of the attack on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday and to rally in support of free speech.

Charlie Hebdo vigil in Reykjavík, January 8, 2015

People left flowers and candles below the French flag, which flew at half mast yesterday. A book of condolences was opened in front of the embassy.

Mayor of Reykjavík Dagur B. Eggertsson and head of the Journalists Association of Iceland Hjálmar Jónsson joined French Ambassador Philippe O’Quin when he gave a speech in both English and French.

Several members of the Icelandic parliament, Alþingi, were also among the attendees.

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