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Gathering in Leicester for victims of Paris shootings

A gathering will be held at Leicester's Clock Tower this afternoon to remember victims of terrorist attacks in France earlier this week.

17 people died in two separate attacks, on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, and a Jewish supermarket.

"We must stand for our right to free expression or we will lose that right."

– Gush Bhumbra, president of Leicester Secular Society

The gathering will begin at two o'clock - an hour after the start of a march in Paris in which up to a million people are expected to take part, and which will be attended by Prime Minister David Cameron and many other world leaders.

March organised in Birmingham for Paris shooting victims

The French community in Birmingham are holding a march in the city to coincide with a march in their native country.

It is to show support to France and its citizens following the Paris shootings.

More than 25,000 people demonstrated on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice yesterday in support of Charlie Hebdo and the other victims of the terrorist attacks in France Credit: ShootPix/ABACAPRESS.COM/PA

It will take place at around 2pm from the Library of Birmingham, before the march heads towards Victoria Square and New Street.

Earlier this week French citizens held a vigil in the city centre to remember the victims of the terrorist shootings.


Lincolnshire Police hold minute's silence for Paris victims

Lincolnshire Police were among the forces across the Midlands that held a minute's silence earlier in memory of those killed in the Paris shootings.

Vigil for Paris victims at Nottingham's Speakers Corner

Midlands police forces pay tribute to Paris victims

Police forces across the Midlands have been paying their respects to the victims of yesterday's shootings in Paris.

Twelve people died in the shootings at the headquarters of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Eleven more people were injured.

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