Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge planted 17 trees at Griffith Park for each person who was killed in January during attacks at the Paris offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery store.
LaBonge, joined by French Consul General Axel Cruau, planted the trees at the park’s bird sanctuary in honor of the victims killed during the attacks carried out from Jan. 7-9.
“Today we all stand together for a true symbolic calling for peace and unity,” LaBonge said.
LaBonge thanked Cruau for attending the ceremony and asked for a moment of silence “to pay tribute to our dear friends and remember that every day is a blessing.”
Charlie Hebdo’s editor, cartoonists and two police officers were among 12 people killed during the Jan. 7 attack at the magazine’s offices. In the days that followed, more peopl
—City News Service
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