I’m writing these lines while more than a million individuals demonstrate in the streets of Paris (F), Bordeaux (F), Lyon (F), Marseille (F), Berlin (D), Brussels (B), and more. All of them are there to protest the insane killings in Paris of the last week; all of them also defending the freedom of expression and the freedom of the press (and just for today I will not wonder about the lack of reactions to the fact that people like Benjamin Netanyahu and Recep Tayyip Erdogan are also marching in Paris).
The situation reminds me of what happened at Utøya on July 22nd, 2011, where another criminal/terrorist/fool killed many, many people in an undemocratic, intolerant, racist, extremist, and even fascist attempt to get the attention he failed to attract in non-violent ways.
So rather than wait a year to commerate their passing, I cite their names now. Remember them, the victims of the killings of Montrouge, CharlieHebdo and the Porte de Vincennes:
Jean Cabut (“Cabu”)
Stéphane Charbonnier (“Charb”)
Bernard Verlhac (“Tignous”)
Democracy has been attacked, and it is up to us to defend it better than we did until now!