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This French Cartoon Has Become A Symbol Of Solidarity After The Brussels Attacks

 
 

 

March 22, 2016

Not all heroes wear capes. Some use pens. French cartoonist Jean "Plantu" Plantureux is that kind of hero.

French newspaper La Monde published colorful artwork by Plantu Tuesday that's quickly becoming a symbol of solidarity after the Brussels, Belgium terrorist attacks.

The image shows weeping French and Belgian flags; the French flag appears to be consoling the Belgian flag, a symbol of one country comforting its neighbor. Underneath the flags are two dates: November 13 (2015) and March 22.

The concept references the November Paris attacks that killed 130 people and injured hundreds.

Plantu also has published artwork after the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris and the Jan. 7 attack inside the Paris headquarters of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.