Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Video: Satirical Magazine Offices Destroyed

Paris: The offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were firebombed. The building is "a big mess" and the place destroyed.

The day before, the new issue, with a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on its cover, appeared on the stands.

Investigations editor Laurent Leger told BBC News:

"I don't have any regrets, I'm proud of this publication. We discussed the possibility of a big debate, because debating is normal, it's logical in a democracy. I mean you can talk and talk and write but not bombings, not to put a bomb in our offices. That's not normal, it's criminal... Not against the offices but against freedom of thinking, of writing and publishing." 

Video report (in French) via

Charlie Hebdo incendiƩ by La_liberte_dexpression

The offices before the explosion:

1008 Charlie Hebdo: le bouclage by Charlie-Hebdo

Hat tip to Claude Haber for the video.

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