And we’re not just talking about the Cowboys. From NYMag, “World Leaders and Over 1 Million Regular People March in Paris“:
Over 3.7 million people showed up for unity marches across France on Sunday, less than a week after the attacks at Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery store left 17 people (plus three shooters) dead. According to officials, a rally in Paris drew somewhere between 1.2 and 1.6 million attendees alone. Some French news outlets reported that 3 million people protested in Paris, which, if true, would make it the largest demonstration in France’s history.
The Parisian demonstrators were joined by around 40 world leaders, including French President Francois Hollande, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. (For reasons unclear, no American officials attended.) The politicians — some of whom are, obviously, not on the best terms with one another — made a show of linking arms as they led the mostly quiet marchers through the city…
Since some of these world leaders have not always been the staunchest proponents of a free press, not everyone was impressed by their newfound solidarity…
In a sense the demonstration in Paris did bring everyone in the world together. In revulsion at politicians abusing it to polish their image
— Karl Sharro (@KarlreMarks) January 11, 2015
Apart from solidarity, what’s on the agenda as we wrap up the weekend?