Nine months after the Charlie Hebdo attack in which some of France’s most celebrated cartoonists were shot dead, the satirical magazine began moving Tuesday into new high-security offices in southern Paris, sources said.
The remaining members of the editorial team have left their temporary home at the Paris offices of the French daily Liberation, which took in the survivors of the gun attack at Charlie Hebdo in January.
Brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi gunned down 12 people in and around Charlie Hebdo’s offices, while their accomplice Amedy Coulibaly killed a further five people during the three days of attacks in the French capital.
The killings shocked the world and brought millions onto the streets across France in support of Charlie Hebdo, a small struggling satirical magazine whose circulation has since soared to more than 300,000.
“They left Liberation today. The move was spread over several days,” a source told AFP, although the management of the magazine did not wish to officially comment on the move.