Photos from largest ever rally in France history
Leaders from around the world Sunday joined hundreds of thousands of marchers in Paris for a rally in a show of solidarity after a series of deadly terror attacks rocked the country.
Crowds chanted “Qui vous etes? Charlie!” (Who are you? Charlie!) on Sunday as they made their way through Place de la Republique in Paris, many waving French flags. Attendees raised a giant pencil, an image that’s become a symbol of free expression in the wake of the murders. Similar rallies took place in towns and cities through the country. French media estimated Paris turnout may have been as high as 1.5 million and Agence France-Presse reported the number could be as high as 3.3 million nationally. More than 141,000 people had indicated on Facebook that they planned to attend the main Unity rally.