How to be French in the US after Charlie Hebdo’s attack
A summary in pictures of January 8th and the days after.
I followed the news on Instagram, Twitter, in the newspapers. It is not easy to be French in the US at this time. So far away from friends and family.
I didn’t watch the TV.
I walked with 2.000 other people at the silent march in DC. Between us, Christine Lagarde and the French and German Ambassadors to the United States. I heard a lot of languages, and not only French or English. And I met a lot of French friends and acquaintances. It felt good. It was then easier to be French in the US.
Back to normality the day after. Working, meeting, laughing during Laurent Gerra’s podcast.
Meeting at the French Embassy on Jan. 13rd. The sign “We are Charlie Hebdo” was still there.
Meeting at the IMF on Jan. 15th. One week later, CNN is still talking about the attacks.
I finally found the first issue of Charlie after the attack (here is the PDF of the first issue). No chance to get one of the 300 Charlie Hebdo for the United States. UPDATE: two weeks later, I received two. Thank you Family!
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