This morning unidentified gunman presumed to be Islamist extremists shot dead 12 people at the office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in what appears to be a terrorist response to controversial satire work by the magazine. Those lost to the attack include staff cartoonists Charb, Cabu, Honoré, Tignous, and Wolinski as well as two police officers guarding the magazine's headquarters.
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It is undoubtedly a sad day for free speech and expression, but in the ashes of barbarity comes the unshaken responses of brave artists from across the globe. We've put together a collection of 20 of these important statements below. Share them and spread free expression:
Written by Joe Pitts