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Some voiced discomfort that the march’s dominant slogan became “Je suis Charlie,” or “I am Charlie,” because despite unwavering support for free speech, they feel the cartoons the magazine has published in its history are offensive, and in some cases amount to hate speech. Then there was criticism that among the 40 or so world leaders who led the Paris march were some — including from Israel, Egypt, Russia, and France itself — who have questionable records on free speech. Then there was this comment from a veteran Charlie Hebdo cartoonist: “We vomit on all those people who are suddenly saying they are our friends.”

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