Je Suis Charlie walk planned in Portsmouth

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A Je Suis Charlie walk will be held in Portsmouth tomorrow.

French students in the city are encoraging people to join them in tribute to the 10 journalists and two police officers killed on Wednesday by armed gunmen at the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

The event, at 2.30pm, starts at Portsmouth Guildhall and goes to the seafront and back.

People are asked to bring signs and banners with the ‘Je suis Charlie’ (I am Charlie) slogan, which has been used around the world in support of freedom of speech in the wake of the attack.

It was followed by shoot-outs at two locations in France yesterday in which terrorists were killed. Today French police were searching for other suspects.

The atrocities in France have led to concern that new outrages are planned across Europe.

Today East Hampshire MP George Hollingbery warned that the Portsmouth area was a potential target for terrorists.