Charlie Hebdo goes on sale in Hong Kong

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo will begin selling its latest issue in Hong Kong today, in the wake of a deadly attack on 7 January, which claimed the lives of 12 people.

Some five million copies of the French weekly have been printed, up from its usual run of 60,000 copies. Those five million sold out in hours.

The cover features Prophet Muhammad holding a “Je suis Charlie” sign, along with the headline “Je suis Charlie”, or “I am Charlie” – a message to support the magazine and free speech following the attack, with the slogan “All is forgiven” featured on the cover.

The Charlie Hebdo new edition is now available at French bookshop Parenthèses.

A spokesperson from the bookshop confirmed they have ordered 300 copies for the latest edition, and have received nearly 300 orders, taken via email.

The store has already placed orders for more copies of the new edition which are being printed without specific arrival time known.

Photo courtesy to Associated Press.

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