Republican marches

January 10-11, 2015, rallies in support of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo shooting in France
Republican marches
Marche hommage Charlie hebdo et aux victimes des attentats de janvier 2015 (17).jpg
Demonstrators in place de la République, Paris, 11 January 2015.
Date 10 January 2015 (2015-01-10) – 11 January 2015 (2015-01-11)
Location France, international
See: list
Causes Charlie Hebdo shooting
Goals Fight against terrorism
Freedom of the press
Freedom of expression
Methods Rallies, marches
Number
4.4 million in France[1]
100k+ internationally
Attended by 40 world leaders
Leaders of the Sunni, Orthodox, Bektashi, and Catholic communities of Albania, in Paris, 11 January 2015
A person holding a poster during the march
A sign in the background saying "Jews, Muslims, atheists, Christians united...
Everyone united for liberty/freedom"

The Republican marches (French: marches républicaines) were a series of rallies that took place in cities across France on 10–11 January 2015 to honour the victims of the Charlie Hebdo shooting, the Montrouge shooting, and the Porte de Vincennes siege, and also to voice support for freedom of speech.[2]

French government officials estimated that the rallies were attended by up to 3.7 million people nationwide, making them the largest public rallies in France since 1944, when Paris was liberated from the Nazis at the end of World War II, and also the biggest in French history.[3][4]

In Paris, due to the expected number of people, three streets were planned for the march from Place de la République to Place de la Nation. It was estimated that between 1.5 and 2 million people marched down and nearby Boulevard Voltaire in Paris.[5][6] The Paris marches were attended by 40 world leaders, from both Europe and around the world. The presence during the marches of foreign leaders who are accused of not respecting freedom of speech in their own country has been criticized.[7]

In other cities in France, more than 300,000 rallied in Lyon, about a quarter of the population. More than 100,000 marched the streets of Rennes, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Grenoble, Montpellier and Marseille (within two days). Major rallies took place in Montreal, Brussels, Berlin, Amsterdam and Vienna.[4]

In an interview prior to the Republican Marches, Luz, one of the survivors of the attack, described the show of support for the magazine as "wonderful", but bemoaned a lack of diversity of views in the public discourse following the attacks, which he said served the purposes of politicians, as well the use of symbols, which he characterised as contrary to the values of the magazine. He noted that, following the attacks, The Marseillaise had been sung in public, which his dead colleagues would have scorned.[8] Also speaking prior to the Marches, Willem, another surviving cartoonist, said that a demonstration in support of free expression would be "naturally a good thing", but rejected the support of far-right figures such as Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen: "We vomit on those who suddenly declare that they are our friends".[9]

Contents

Main placesEdit

January 10Edit

  FranceEdit

InternationalEdit

January 11Edit

FranceEdit

InternationalEdit

Notable participantsEdit

FranceEdit

InternationalEdit

Europe
Americas
Asia
Africa
Institutions

Did not attendEdit

National Front controversyEdit

During the organisation march, a controversy arose when Marine Le Pen was told she was not invited in the marches. This is due to the National Front reputation of divisiveness. François Lamy, one of the organisers, said it is not where the National Front should be; it is not where a political party which, for years, has divided French citizens because of their origin or their religion should be.[61] The President closed this political issue declaring that "every citizen can come...it is not controlled."[62]

ReferencesEdit

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  9. ^ "'We gaan nog zeker twintig jaar door'". Volkskrant. 10 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Marche républicaine à Toulouse : 150 000 personnes ont défilé". LaDepeche.fr. 
  11. ^ "110 000 personnes rassemblées à Grenoble". Le Dauphiné. 11 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Montpellier : près de 100 000 personnes pour la marche citoyenne". MidiLibre.fr. 
  13. ^ Plus de 45 000 personnes à Metz: du jamais vu! sur Le Républicain Lorrain
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    (Russian) At the monument to Shevchenko rallied against terrorism in France (photos), SQ (10 January 2015)
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  60. ^ a b America's absence at Paris rally a mistake, Chicago Tribune
  61. ^ «Il n’y a pas de place» pour le Front national à la «marche républicaine» «Il n’y a pas de place pour une formation politique qui, depuis des années, divise les Français, stigmatise les concitoyens en fonction de leur origine ou de leur religion, ou ne se situe pas dans une démarche de rassemblement des Français» http://www.ledauphine.com/france-monde/2015/01/08/marine-le-pen-denonce-son-exclusion-de-la-marche-republicaine
  62. ^ "Tous les citoyens peuvent venir (...), il n'y a pas de contrôles" http://www.franceinfo.fr/actu/faits-divers/article/marche-republicaine-fn-tous-les-citoyens-peuvent-venir-la-manifestation-pour-hollande-628859

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