Student names and shames 'hypocritical' world leaders attending Paris rally

Published: January 14, 2015
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Heads of state take part in a Unity rally "Marche Republicaine" on January 11, 2015 in Paris. PHOTO: AFP

Heads of state take part in a Unity rally "Marche Republicaine" on January 11, 2015 in Paris. PHOTO: AFP

In tweets that quickly went viral, 21-year-old London School of Economics student Daniel Wickham pointed out the hypocrisy of world leaders attending the Paris rally on Sunday in solidarity with press freedom.

Along with over 1.2 million people, world leaders marched to commemorate the victims of the shooting at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, as well as those killed in the hostage situation at a kosher supermarket.

A government and history student, Daniel pointed out that the dignitaries present represented countries that have a more than dubious record of free press.

He published tweets about 21 representatives and has so far been retweeted over 102,000 times.

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  • Munazza
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:50PM

    A bunch of hypocrites all of them

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  • Clapping
    Jan 14, 2015 - 2:54PM

    this guy simply naked them

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  • A-No.1
    Jan 14, 2015 - 4:11PM

    Good man. Keep it up.

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  • sarah tj
    Jan 14, 2015 - 6:52PM

    No doubt all of them are ultimate Hippocrates but Muslim leaders are biggest masters of hypocrisy when blasphemous cartoons were published all over Europe these leaders didn’t care to come out of their palaces to join the protesters there wasn’t any joint protest of muslim leaders almost 150 children in Pakistani school were killed did any leader care to come here? And now these Hippocrates came out to show their brotherhood for those who published blasphemous cartoons and yet they call themselves leaders o muslim ummah.shame on them.

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  • honkytonk
    Jan 15, 2015 - 1:04PM

    lol who’s going to repair the worn down and damaged egos of these commentators…i guess a drowning man will really clutch at straws to save himself..

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  • honkytonk
    Jan 15, 2015 - 1:07PM

    isn’t it also hypocritical to follow the religion of peace while being ever ready to take up arms to impose your views on others?

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