The latest edition of Charlie Hebdo sold out in minutes this morning in France. The publisher announced today it would increase its print run from 3,000,000 to 5,000,000. The magazine usually prints only 60,000 copies.
The latest cover of Charlie Hebdo shows the Prophet Mohammad holding a “Je Suis Charlie” sign.
Copies of the latest issue of controversial Charlie Hebdo magazine depicting the Muslim Prophet Muhammed on the cover are selling for as much as 100,000 euros ($117,839) on eBay after the initial 3 million print run sold out within minutes.
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Pictures from across France showed long lines of customers waiting to get their hands on a copy of the “survivors’ edition” – the first issue of the magazine published since the fatal Paris attacks by Islamist gunmen.
One of the two 100,000 euro eBay listings has been taken down but one remains with 20 people watching the item. The post is on eBay’s French website as people look to take advantage of the high demand.
On Wednesday morning, Charlie Hebdo announced that it would increase its print run further to 5 million copies. The issue originally had a print run of 3 million compared to the usual 60,000 with a cover price of 3 euros.
On January 7, Islamists attacked the offices of Charlie Hebdo killing 12 journalists.