Paris: The latest edition of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo was sold out before dawn around Paris, and still people are lining up at kiosks in case of a spare copy of the paper fronting the Prophet Mohammed.
The core of the irreverent newspaper’s staff perished a week ago when extremists stormed its offices, killing 12.
Those who survived put out the issue that appeared on newsstands on Wednesday, working out of borrowed offices, with a print run of 3 million more than 50 times the usual circulation.
One newsstand just off Paris’ Champs Elysee sold out at 6.05 am (local time) five minutes after opening. At Saint-Lazare, people hoping to buy a copy were upset when they realised there weren’t enough to go around.