French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo sells out 3 million copies of first issue following attack
The French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo sold out 3 million copies almost immediately, the newspaper said. The weekly tabloid reappeared on the streets following the attack on its Paris offices last week.
The paper’s website remains only a home page with a pop-up message proclaiming “Freedom is the right of expression.”
The cover of the first issue features a depiction of a man holding a sign stating “All is forgiven.” The cartoonist, Renald Luzier, said the person in the cartoon represents “just a little guy who’s crying” – though he later added “Yes, it is Muhammad.”