German newspaper attacked for reprinting Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Berlin, Jan 11: After the France capital Paris was attacked for three consecutive days, there has been attack in the northern port city of Hamburg in Germany on Sunday.

According to TV reports, an arson took place in the German newspaper Hamburger MorgenPost as it reprinted the Prophet Mohammed cartoons, that were published by the French satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The attack took place in the courtyard of the newspaper building and some records in the archive section were destroyed, the German news agency DPA reported.

An AFP report said, “Rocks and then a burning object were thrown through the window”, while adding, “two rooms on lower floors were damaged but the fire was put out quickly.”

The German paper had published the cartoons on the front page, with headline as, “This much freedom must be possible!”

No injuries were reported. Two people have been reportedly detained in connection with the attack and an investigation has been launched.

MorgenPost is locally known as MoPo and has a circulation of around 91,000 copies.

The attack in Charlie Hebdo Headquarters had left at least 12 people dead including nine journalists and 2 policemen. Both men were killed Friday in a standoff with police.


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