Paris Attack Sparks #JeSuisCharlie Hashtag

Supporters using #JeSuisCharlie hashtag to show support for magazine.

— -- The attack on satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo has sparked outrage and mourning on social media, with supporters of the decades-old magazine tweeting under the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie, which translates to “I am Charlie.”

The magazine has long been the subject of threats and even attacks for poking fun at political and religious icons, including the prophet Mohammed.

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Those that tweeted included reporters and media figures, but also readers passionate about the publication.

A dark day for freedom of expression, an appalling human tragedy. #JeSuisCharlie #CharlieHebdo pic.twitter.com/IaTCXg8iD4

— amnestypress (@amnestypress) January 7, 2015,

You can kill journalists, cartoonists. You can't kill the freedom of the press. You have only made their message stronger. #JeSuisCharlie

— Emily Koch (@EmilyKoch22) January 7, 2015,

Une rose sur la place de la République #JeSuisCharlie pic.twitter.com/URQTQucLM4

— T Quinault Maupoil (@TristanQM) January 7, 2015

A dark day for freedom of expression, an appalling human tragedy. #JeSuisCharlie #CharlieHebdo pic.twitter.com/IaTCXg8iD4

You can kill journalists, cartoonists. You can't kill the freedom of the press. You have only made their message stronger. #JeSuisCharlie

Une rose sur la place de la République #JeSuisCharlie pic.twitter.com/URQTQucLM4

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