The riots and protests over Charlie Hebdo publication of Mohammad on its cover has escalated with 5 people killed and churches set on fire in Niger yesterday. According to reports, 8 churches have been burnt down already.
Meanwhile authorities in France have condemned the use of violence in Niger. The president of France, Francois Hollande added that France is committed t “freedom of expression.”
Belgium has released officers of the armed forces into its streets to avoid violence after getting information that an extremist organization was also planning to perpetuate violence in the country.
In spite of these attack and violence, Charlie Hebdo has announced that its next printing will be seven million copies of the newspaper. Recall that the three million they printed earlier this week sold out.