A crowd gathered in Trafalgar Square to express solidarity with the journalists, cartoonists and other victims of the gun attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
9 journalists, a caretaker, and 2 police officers have been assassinated in the attack.
This demonstration has been mirrored in cities in France and other parts of the world.
Many held a quiet vigil holding up pens, notebooks and cartoon posters.
Britain’s oldest journalist organisation, The Chartered Institute of Journalists. tweeted a simple memorial symbol.
Mainstream, online and social media covered the scenes in Trafalgar Square.
Some of London’s leading media commentators such as Nick Cohen and Roy Greenslade debated the implications for freedom of expression.
Security in London was quietly stepped up with the Metropolitan Police Air Support Unit carrying out ‘pro-active patrols.’
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