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George Clooney, stars join "Je suis Charlie" call

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 01:00

George Clooney, Kathy Bates, Helen Mirren are among celebrities to show solidarity following the Charlie Hebdo attack at the Golden Globe Awards. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT, NO REPORTER NARRATION The Golden Globes, the first big awards show of the season, became a stage for some of Hollywood's biggest stars to rally support for freedom of expression after the deadly attack on a satirical French newspaper. Twelve people were killed at the office of Charlie Hebdo magazine after attackers, two French-born brothers of Algerian origin, singled out the weekly for its publication of cartoons depicting and ridiculing the Prophet Mohammad. George Clooney, receiving a lifetime achievement award and sporting a lapel pin declaring "Je suis Charlie," noted the "extraordinary day" in Paris and around the world as millions of people and world leaders marched to pay tribute to 17 victims of Islamist militant attacks. Backstage following his win, Clooney warned that justice not turn into retaliation. "We have to be very careful of that too. There's a lot of anti Muslim fervor in parts of Europe, and we have to make sure that that doesn't get grouped into this horrible horrible act of violence along the way," he said. His wife, Amal Alamuddin carried a clutch with "Je suis Charlie" imprinted on it. Actresses Helen Mirren and Kathy Bates also carried the slogan to pay tribute to the victims and join the solidarity call for free speech.

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George Clooney, stars join "Je suis Charlie" call

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 01:00