The University of Montpellier outraged by the Charlie Hebdo tragedy

The University of Montpellier expresses its indignation at the appalling tragedy that occurred yesterday morning at the headquarters of the newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
By attacking a committed press organization and using violence to the utmost, the perpetrators of these acts have shown their contempt for dialogue, respect for others and freedom - sacred values that underpin every democratic system and to which the University of Montpellier is committed.
This despicable attack, a true act of barbarism, is a reminder, if one were needed, of the primordial importance of knowledge and the horrors that ideological blindness can lead to.
The University associates itself with the grief of the families bereaved by this unspeakable act.