The Anonymous Widower

Republique Remembers Charlie

One of the reasons I went to Paris was to go to the Place de la Republique to pay my respects after the Charlie Hebdo shooting.

Like my father, I am a great believer in free speech and agree totally with Voltaire.

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.

Unfortunately criticism is now seen in many countries and organisations as severe disloyalty and could even suffer the ultimate punishment,

January 13, 2015 - Posted by | World | , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. […] then went to the Place de la Republic to see the Charlie Hebdo […]

    Pingback by An Awayday In Paris « The Anonymous Widower | January 15, 2015 | Reply

  2. A nice thing to do, go and pay your respects. It is a long time since I went to Paris, you are whetting my appetite

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | January 15, 2015 | Reply

  3. I agree about free speech as well, I am Christian and I have no issue with jokes and cartoons about Christianity – I particularly like the piece about an overheard conversation in Starbucks between and atheist and a Christian.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | January 15, 2015 | Reply

    • A friend, who’s a well-published cartoonist, is always doing jokes about vicars. He joked to me, he was a bit worried about the Anglicans.

      Comment by AnonW | January 15, 2015 | Reply

  4. […] passed through Republic and took these photos in the square, that I visited soon after the atrocities a few weeks […]

    Pingback by Still Remembering Charlie! « The Anonymous Widower | February 23, 2015 | Reply


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