On 7 January 2015, at approximately 11:00 CET, three masked men stormed the headquarters of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Early reports suggest that 12 people were killed and 10 injured. The gunmen entered the building and began shooting with automatic weapons—reports indicate up to 50 shots being fired. The incident is France’s deadliest attack since 1989 and the second worst attack in peacetime overall, behind the aforementioned incident.
Some tweeters also posted a 2011 cover from the magazine, showing a man in a Charlie Hebdo t-shirt kissing another man apparently dressed in Muslim attire, in a poignant reminder of the publication’s long-running tension with some Islamists.