Journalism lecturers Carolyn Waudby and David Clarke were in France’s capital city as protestors made clear their defiance in the wake of the terrorist attack in Paris.
The news of the shootings broke as the pair boarded Eurostar and they shared a carriage with journalists from CNN and other organisations.
Carolyn describes the scenes in the Place de la Republique: “They shouted ‘Charlie will continue’ and ‘We are Charlie’. Those taking part in the vigil were all ages and from many different backgrounds, including Muslim.”
She said that people had placed pens, as well as roses and candles, in a growing shrine of tributes to the dead and injured which included journalists and cartoonists from the satirical French publication Charlie Hebdo.