Charlie Hebdo Staffers Say Paper Will Come Out Next Week

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January 8, 2015 8:48 a.m.

Staffers for satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo said Thursday that the publication will come out next week, after gunmen killed 12 people in a terror attack on its Paris offices.

“The Charlie Hebdo newspaper will come out next Wednesday,” lawyer Richard Malka told the Agence France-Presse.

Malka said the issue would be shorter than normal, but that a whopping one million copies would be printed — far more than its normal circulation, which is less than 100,000.

Patrick Pelloux, a columnist for Charlie Hebdo, indicated that surviving staff were working hard to put the issue out in the midst of their mourning.

“We won’t stop,” Pelloux told French radio station France International, as quoted by the New York Times. “We have to put together an even better paper, I don’t know how. But we’ll do it. We’ll write it with our tears, but we’ll write it. We don’t have the right to give in.”

The paper’s top editor, Stephane Charbonnier, also known as Charb, was killed Wednesday in the attack. Three of Charlie Hebdo’s cartoonists were also identified among the dead.

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