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Funerals for the cartoonists and contributors to French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo who were gunned down a week ago were set to take place Thursday.american-cemetary

Bernard Verlhac will be buried in Paris, and Elsa Cayat and Georges Wolinski’s ashes will be buried at the Montparnasse cemetery, where Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre are famously entombed.

Cartoonist Jean Cabut, known by the pen name Cabu, was buried Wednesday in a small private ceremony.

Economist Bernard Maris and Franck Brinsolaro, the policeman charged with protecting Charlie Hebdo, were also to be buried Thursday in private ceremonies.

Charlie Hebdo sold out in kiosks across Paris for the second day after its first issue since the attack on its headquarters was released. High demand prompted the magazine to expand its print run, with 5 million copies expected to be distributed.

On its first day of sales in Belgium, the magazine sold out before dawn, and one kiosk owner told dpa that he had 150 people’s names on a waiting list.

People lined up to get a copy of the magazine, whose cover features a weeping cartoon of the prophet Mohammed in a move that has re-ignited ire across the Muslim world.

Speaking at the Arab World Institute in Paris, President Francois Hollande again called for unity in the face of terror, saying that Muslims are the, “primary victims of fanaticism, fundamentalism and intolerance.”

A controversial comedian will be summoned to court, after his detention earlier this the week on charges of advocating terrorism sparked by a comment he wrote on his Facebook wall in which he associated his identity with that of one of last weeks’s attackers.

French prosecutors and judges have been instructed to stringently enforce laws against hate speech in the aftermath of ideologically driven violence last week, justice authorities said.

Separate attacks on Charlie Hebdo, police and a kosher supermarket last week left 20 dead including three assailants who were killed by police. The attackers claimed to have links to international jihadist terrorist groups, including the Yemen affiliate of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State – both of which later claimed responsibility for the bloodbath.

US Secretary of State John Kerry was due in Paris in the afternoon for talks on countering extremist violence.

GNA

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