This video captures the tail end of a massacre by gunmen in Paris that has stunned France and the world. It was the latest and most vicious assault on the magazine Charlie Hebdo (Charlie Weekly), a satirical publication that takes pleasure in ridiculing sacred cows such as political and religious leaders and the Prophet Mohammad — bringing repeated warnings from jihadists, who firebombed the magazine’s headquarters in 2012.
In this attack, hooded gunmen entered the magazine’s Paris office, killed a man at the entrance of the building, headed to the second floor and opened fire on an editorial meeting attended by eight journalists, a policeman tasked with protecting the magazine’s editorial director and a guest. The dead included co-founder Jean “Cabu” Cabut and editor-in-chief Stephane “Charb” Charbonnier. Twelve people were killed and at least four wounded. When they were back outside, one of the assailants shouted “Allahu Akbar!” (God is Greatest) and another walked over to a police officer lying wounded on the street and shot him point-blank with an assault rifle. Up to 35,000 attended a vigil on Paris’ Place de la Republique after the killings.
Video by Liveleak