Today’s massacre in the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine is the most shocking Paris terrorist attack since 1982’s bombing of Goldenberg restaurant in the Marais. It marks a bloody beginning to a new year following a worrying series of attacks in 2014 on Jews and synagogues. Now it’s the free press under attack, too. We’re following the news on France24.
Will this mean the end to the seemingly lax security around Paris, certainly in newspaper offices? It is sad to think that this is the 9/11 for France, the tipping point after which everything feels different.