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Moments of silence marked across Europe to honor Paris attack victims

Thursday, January 08, 2015 - 02:21

From under the statue at Place de la Republique in Paris, to under the London rain at New Scotland Yard, crowds in cities across Europe hold a moment of silence for victims of an attack on a French weekly. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: In major cities across western Europe, citizens and leaders on Thursday (January 8) held moments of silence in memory of the twelve people killed in an attack on a French weekly newspaper in Paris the day before. From Place de la Republique in Paris to Place du Capitole in Toulouse, France, under the London rain at New Scotland Yard and in the shadow of the huge European Parliament building, residents and leaders gathered in large crowds, many of them holding signs that read "I am Charlie" -- a show of solidarity with French weekly Charlie Hebdo where the killings took place. The parliaments of both Spain and Italy each marked a moment of silence. Even the Paris metro at the Trocadero station briefly came to a halt to mark the moment. Suspected Islamist militants attacked the offices of Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday in what was the worst militant assault on France soil in recent decades. Ten journalists were killed as well as two police officers and security levels were in France were at at their highest notch. A huge manhunt is underway on the outskirts of Paris where numerous, unconfirmed sightings of the two suspects have been reported.

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Moments of silence marked across Europe to honor Paris attack victims

Thursday, January 08, 2015 - 02:21