Newseum gathering in US capital supports Charlie Hebdo, free press

World Today

Washington, D.C. residents and visitors gathered at the Newseum on Jan. 7 to support press freedoms around the world following an attack on the French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, that killed 12.

The predominantly French crowd, which included Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, stood in the bitter cold chanting “je suis Charlie” in French and English after each victim’s name was read.

Washington DC residents gather at Newseum in support of press freedoms

Residents in Washington, D.C. gathered at the Newseum on Jan. 7, 2015 to support press freedoms around the world following the deadly attack on the French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, that killed 12.