have joined thoseexpressing solidarity with the victims of the terrorist attack in France where gunmen killed 12 people
, most of them journalists, at satirical magazineCharlie Hebdo
. The One Direction star said he was "sad" to hear about the atrocities and that he was thinking of everyone.
His former flameCara used Instagram to post comments about free speech
, one of them a quote by Voltaire. She tagged the other one #dayofsorrow and#jesuischarlie
orI am Charlie
. Her followers thanked her for the support, many of them writing in French.David Walliams tweeted a picture of Salman Rushdie and an excerpt from the author's speech in defence ofCharlie Hebdo
. Another of his tweets saying the actions of the terrorists "can never be the will of any god", was retweeted a million times.Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, JK Rowling and Elijah Wood also added their voices to the chorus of support for victims.France will observe a minute's silence at midday (11GMT) and the bells of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris will toll as the nation struggles to come to terms with the devastating atrocity.The French flag is flying at half-mast over the Elysee Palace in the capital.Meanwhile, President Francois Hollande presided over an emergency cabinet meeting. Police are still hunting two main suspects while seven others have been detained for questioning.