Some 1,500 people took to Center City streets Monday during a march to raise awareness for various platforms of social change.
As the many allied activists made their way along Market Street — eventually ending up outside Independence Hall for a rally — Inquirer staff reporter Aubrey Whelan got some of the marchers to say why they showed up to walk on Martin Luther King Day.
Here they are, in their own words:
Today, 2 security officers and 10 journalists were killed in a brutal attack at the office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
The attack, which claimed the lives of French cartoonists Stephane Charbonnier (pen name “Charb”), Jean Cabut (pen name “Cabu”), Bernard Verlhac (pen name “Tignous”) and Georges Wolinski, has sparked an outcry on social media from cartoonists across the globe in support of free speech.