Plaque to honor Charlie Hebdo victims misspells name

Pencils, flowers & notes: A memorial to Charlie Hebdo
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  • Francois Hollande was opening a week of commemorations of 2015 terrorism victims
  • French TV reports the misspelling on the plaque will be corrected

(CNN)The occasion was solemn -- the beginning of a week of commemorations, both public and private, of the victims in 2015 of terrorism in France.

But when honoring the dead, it helps to spell the name right.
French President Francois Hollande began the ceremonies Tuesday by unveiling a plaque on rue Nicolas-Appert, where the killings at the headquarters of the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine took place January 7.
Among those cut down that day was the cartoonist Georges Wolinski.
Unfortunately, when Hollande unveiled the plaque, it could be seen that the name of the slain cartoonist had been misspelled, according to BFMTV, a CNN affiliate in France.
The name was spelled with a "y" at the end instead of an "i."
According to BFMTV, instead of being put on display, the plaque was quickly hidden, and the error will be corrected.
Others killed in the attack were Frederic Boisseau, Jean "Cabu" Cabut, Elsa Cayat, Stéphane "Charb" Charbonnier, Philippe Honoré, Bernard Maris, Mustapha Ourrad, Michel Renaud and Bernard "Tignous" Verlhac, along with police officers Franck Brinsolaro and Ahmed Merabet.