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|Summary:||French community gathers to remember those lost in militant attacks|
|Date:||01/10/2015 12:48 PM|
French nationals and South Africans gathered in a park in Johannesburg on Saturday to pay their respects to victims of the attacks in Paris and show solidarity with the French nation.
"It looked natural to me to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in that terrible tragedy and also to show, let's say the terrorists, that we are not scared, we are not afraid. And whatever they have done or whatever they will do, we will always be there and stand for our liberty," said Frenchman Alain Samy.
Many of those gathered held banners, reading: "I am Charlie", to show solidarity with Charlie Hebdo - the French satirical magazine that was attacked on Wednesday.
A moment of silence was also observed in memory of victims of the attacks.
French security forces shot dead three suspects on Friday in a violent end to the three-day spree that saw 12 people killed at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, as well as four hostages slain at a supermarket in Paris, according to local reports.
Brothers, Said and Cherif Kouachi, aged 34 and 32, died during the raid on a printing house in Dammartin-en-Goele, as part of simultaneous raids in two locations on Friday.
The acquaintance of at least one of the Kouachis, Amedy Coulibaly, 32, was killed in a separate raid on a kosher market near Paris' Porte de Vincennes, where he had barricaded himself in with hostages.
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Johannesburg, South Africa - 10 January 2015
1. Wide of French nationals and South African citizens gathered to pay respects to victims of attacks in Paris
2. Wide zoom in girl carrying poster, reading: (French) "Me too, I am a Charlie", pan to girl holding pencil
3. Wide pan of gathering
4. Wide of organisers reading statement
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Alain Samy, French national and organiser of event:
"We live far from our home country, it looked natural to me to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in that terrible tragedy and also to show, let's say the terrorists, that we are not scared, we are not afraid. And whatever they have done or whatever they will do, we will always be there and stand for our liberty."
6. Various of people singing French National Anthem, holding French flag
7. Tilt-up of two boys, one holding placard, reading: (French) "I am Charlie"
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Linda, no last name given, South African citizen:
"Because I'm in South Africa I want to show my solidarity, because it is a shocking event and innocent people are targeted in some cases."
9. Zoom out from poster to people observing a moment of silence