Monday 26 September 2016

Victims of Charlie Hebdo and kosher supermarket attacks to be remembered

Published 02/01/2016 | 17:41

The Place de la Republique has become a shrine to those who have died in terror attacks in Paris
The Place de la Republique has become a shrine to those who have died in terror attacks in Paris

Paris will commemorate the victims of the attacks on the satirical Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a kosher supermarket that left 17 people dead in January last year.

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Commemorative plaques will be unveiled on Tuesday in the presence of families and government members to pay tribute to the victims on the different places where the attacks took place on January 7 to 9 2015.

Another ceremony will take place on January 10 on Paris's Place de la Republique, which was transformed into an informal memorial following the attacks in the French capital in January and November.

The Paris mayor's office has announced a "tree of remembrance" will be symbolically planted.

On Friday, France's highest decoration, the Legion d'honneur, was awarded posthumously to the victims of the January attacks through a government decree.

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