What happened when Charlie Hebdo went on sale in Britain

Friday 16 January 2015 09:00
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People have been queuing since the early hours of the morning to buy a copy of the first edition of Charlie Hebdo since the Paris terror attacks.

While the magazine came out in France on Wednesday, copies did not go on sale in Britain until today.

This Vine from the Independent's Jon Stone shows queues in South Kensington, London, spanning four streets - 15 minutes before the French bookshop selling Charlie Hebdo opened.

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Channel 4 News reports only 2,000 copies of the magazine will be on sale in Britain.

The first edition of the magazine since the massacre at its offices last week in which 12 people were killed has the Prophet Mohamed on its cover holding a sign saying 'Je Suis Charlie', the slogan adopted by many in solidarity after the attack. Above the picture the words 'Tout est pardonnes' - all is forgiven - are printed.

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