Mass march against Charlie Hebdo in Chechnya

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More than 1 million people, according to local Interior Ministry estimates, marched against satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in Grozny, the capital of the Chechen Republic, Russia, on Monday. Protesters marched through the streets, releasing balloons and carrying posters that read ''Hands off our beloved prophet'' and ''Europe has only united us.''

The event was organized by the Chechen Republic's leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, who has written on his Instagram account that those who defended Charlie Hebdo were his “personal enemies,” and vowed that at least 1 million people would join the protest in Grozny.