France’s Hollande honors Charlie Hebdo victims

President Francois Hollande has unveiled plaques to the victims of last January’s jihadist attacks in Paris as anniversary commemorations begin, the BBC reports.

Seventeen people died in three days of attacks targeting Charlie Hebdo magazine, police and a kosher store.

The first plaque was unveiled on Tuesday outside the former offices of Charlie Hebdo, where 12 people were shot dead.

However it was immediately covered up as onlookers expressed shock that the name of one of the victims, Georges Wolinski, had been spelt incorrectly with a Y.

Mr Hollande then took part in further ceremonies for a policeman killed as he chased the Charlie Hebdo attackers, and at the Jewish supermarket in eastern Paris where four shoppers died.

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