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World Who was Samuel Paty, the professor assassinated in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine?

22:05  17 october  2020
22:05  17 october  2020 Source:   europe1.fr

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L’émotion était vive samedi, à Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, pour rendre hommage à Samuel Paty, le professeur d’histoire-géographie décapité vendredi près du collège. Les hommages se multiplient sur les réseaux sociaux et ceux qui l’ont connu décrivent un enseignant engagé et un homme de dialogue. © Bertrand GUAY / AFP Emotions were high on Saturday, in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, to pay tribute to Samuel Paty, the history and geography professor beheaded on Friday near the college. Tributes are increasing on social networks and those who knew him describe a committed teacher and a man of dialogue.

Friday, a teacher was found beheaded at the end of the afternoon , in the middle of the street in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine in Yvelines, near his college. In the aftermath of this tragedy, those who worked with Samuel Paty describe a great teacher, committed, invested. "He was nice, I liked him, he taught us well. I was not very good in history, but when he arrived, I raised my average. Because he liked what he really liked. was his subject. He liked to teach us ", testifies Martial, one of his former students.

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"A teacher deeply committed to promoting the values ​​of the Republic"

Video: "It's horrible": the emotion of a student's parent the day after the attack in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Le Figaro)

According to information from Europe 1, Samuel Paty was educated in Lyon. A preparatory course, then university, until the Capes d´histoire which he obtained in 1997 before coming to teach in the Paris region. One of his former college friends says he's devastated. He remembers a "brilliant student, a great teacher, a man of dialogue". This is also what the Lyon academy retains, which in a press release adds that Samuel Paty leaves the memory of a professor "deeply committed to the promotion of the values ​​of the Republic". Samuel Paty was also a quiet and sympathetic man, that's what we were told at the tennis club, where he had played for three years, in Eragny, the town where he had settled.

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Emotion is also expressed on social networks. There are words, thoughts for those close to this father. Many anonymous relay the photo of Samuel Paty, in a t-shirt and sunglasses by the sea. Many of his colleagues, history and geography teachers, are thinking of a way to pay homage to him, with a minute of silence with the students or a debate during a lesson. The Élysée indicated on Saturday that a national tribute, the location of which has not yet been announced, will be paid to it on Wednesday.

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The gov’t has acted quickly after Samuel Paty was attacked, but Muslims worry they will be collectively punished.The teenager attacked Samuel Paty, a 47-year-old father, in broad daylight on Friday, beheading him near his school in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, a suburb about 15 miles (24km) from the centre of a Paris.

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