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France Takes to the Streets Saturday: 700,000 March For Unity, Against Fascism


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France Takes to the Streets Saturday: 700,000 March For Unity, Against Fascism

- Common Dreams staff

More than 700,000 people took to streets across France Saturday in a massive show of national unity and solidarity with the victims of the deadly assault on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, the interior minister said.

Large marches were held in cities including Paris, Orleans, Marseille, Nice, Pau, Toulouse and Nantes, to commemorate the victims of this week's violence.

The marchers held banners that read "I am against racism", "Unity", or "I am Charlie."