France's Hollande defends freedom of speech after anti-Hebdo clashes abroad




 
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January 17th, 2015  
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Topic: France's Hollande defends freedom of speech after anti-Hebdo clashes abroad


By Leigh Thomas PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday that anti-Charlie Hebdo protesters in other countries do not understand France's attachment to freedom of speech. He was speaking a day after the satirical weekly's publication of a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad sparked violent clashes, including deaths, in some Muslim countries. Demand has surged for Charlie Hebdo's first issue since two militant gunmen burst into its weekly editorial conference and shot dead 12 people at the start of three days of violence that shocked France. A cartoon image of Mohammad on its front page outraged many in the Muslim world, triggering demonstrations that turned violent in Algeria, Niger and Pakistan on Friday.




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January 18th, 2015  
tetvet
 
I think Les Franc need to cool it on these cartoons , I've seen a few and don't quite see the humor in them , when does the caricature stop becoming a cartoon ? .