Organised by French student Clémence Zdziech, the gathering saw students display banners branded with ‘Je Suis Charlie’, as a mark of respect for the 17 people killed in attacks on the French satirical magazine ‘Charlie Hebdo’, police officers and a kosher supermarket.
During numerous speeches, Clémence spoke of continuing the fight for democracy, freedom of speech and freedom of expression.
The crowd held a minute’s silence for the victims, whose names were read out. The French national anthem ‘La Marseillaise’ was then led by many of the French students who attended.
A third year psychology student who attended the gathering said: “It was great to see so many students there to show their support for the victims, especially as it enabled French students who weren’t able to join the rallies in France, to show their support.”
You can read the Exeposé editoral on the Charlie Hebdo attacks here.
Rachel Gelormini, Online News Editor