Exclusive: Video Footage From Charlie Hebdo Rally in Paris

Paris, France:  I took this footage to give you an idea of the size of the crowds at the Charlie Hebdo rally in Paris, France today.  Reports from Fox News that the crowds were numbered in the tens of thousands was wildly off from the hundreds of thousands. According to a member of the Belgian Prime Minister’s press corps, the estimates were as high as 1.2 million but could not be accurately gauged because every avenue leading to the march was clogged with throngs of people. Having been in Berlin for the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Wall, an estimated half a million people packed the streets and the numbers in Paris were far more significant than what I witnessed there first hand.

Shannon Grady

South Carolina Politichick Shannon Grady came to the staff in late 2013 with experience writing political pieces on US foreign, domestic, and education policy for SGPAction.com. Shannon has also been a guest commentator on The PonyTail Patriot BlogTalkRadio show. Shannon brings a unique perspective to European politics as she is able to cover events happening across Europe from the heart of the EU, while living in Brussels, Belgium. Her articles include original coverage of the Memorial Day events at Flanders Field, Belgium and the 70th anniversary D-Day events in Normandy, France. Shannon has a BA in History from the University of South Carolina, a Masters from Webster University, and recently finished her doctorate program at Liberty University where she focused on Educational Leadership and Administration. She currently teaches online AP courses in Macro and Micro Economics and AP US history. She is the wife of active duty Army officer LTC Matthew Grady who is currently assigned to NATO in Belgium and the mother of one rambunctious little boy. Follow Shannon on Twitter: @SGPAExPat

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