No Charlie Hebdo in Luxembourg on Wednesday
(CS/jag) While the latest edition of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo will hit newsstands in France on Wednesday, a delay of several days is expected for Luxembourg.
Other countries are also affected by this delay, caused by an extraordinary demand for the first issue following the January 7 attacks on the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo, in which 12 people lost their lives.
A print-run of 3 million copies is planned; however, the press is only able to print 30,000 copies per hour. Even some areas of France might find themselves without the magazine, the French distributor “Messageries Lyonnaines de Presse” said.
Luxembourg's distributor MPK has been trying to get its hands on 1,500 to 2,000 copies of this week's edition, which features a Mohammed cartoon holding a “Je Suis Charlie” sign on its cover together with the words “All is forgiven”.
Normally, the magazine sells around 180 to 200 times per week in the Grand Duchy.
A delivery date has not yet been set. While sellers hope to be able to have Charlie Hebdo in stock on Thursday, this cannot be guaranteed at this point, distributors said.