Thousands of Parisians gathered Wednesday night at the Place de la Republique to protest the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo. Many held copies of the magazine, including one with the cover of a Muslim kissing a cartoonist that reads: “Love is stronger than hate.” Others waved pens in support of journalists and freedom of the press. “Everyone is shocked: the cartoonists Charb, Cabu, Wolinski, Tignous,” said one demonstrator. “We grew up with them. Half of France grew up with them.” Other spontaneous demonstrations formed throughout France, including in Bordeaux, Nantes, and Lyon.