On Sunday, January 11, thousands of people marched the streets of Montreal, to protest and remember the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, France.
More than 3,000 people walked the streets of Montreal in silence that afternoon. I’ve been to a few Police and Firefighter funerals and it was the same atmosphere minus the pipes and drums. It was an eerie feeling, and it got to me. Even the police officers covering this event seemed overwhelmed by the loud silence that overtook the crowd. This is the hardest event I have ever had to cover, and I’m surprised that any of my shots came out. I was sure I had nothing, I was so out of it.
Click on the photo above to open the gallery. All photography by Gerry Lauzon.