US News Conflans attack: what we know about the national tribute to Samuel Paty

00:25  20 october  2020
00:25  20 october  2020 Source:   lexpress.fr

Professor beheaded. Demonstrations planned throughout France, many political figures expected

 Professor beheaded. Demonstrations planned throughout France, many political figures expected © DAMIEM MEYER / AFP Already Saturday, several hundred people gathered in Nice or Rennes to denounce an "act of barbarism" and defend "the values ​​of democracy ". Two days after the beheading of a History and Geography professor in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, gatherings are planned in several dozen cities in France this Sunday. Jean-Michel Blanquer, Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Olivier Faure are notably expected at Place de la République in Paris.

Nation mourns Samuel Paty , who was beheaded in a terrorist attack on Friday. A national tribute will be organised for Wednesday, the Élysée Palace announced. A known Islamist militant accompanied some parents to the school to argue their case, and helped file a formal police complaint.

Rallies in dozens of cities across France will pay tribute to history teacher Samuel Paty , assassinated on Friday for showing his The schoolgirl's father and a known Islamist militant are among 10 people arrested. Ricard said the school received threats after the class in early October, which featured the

The Elysée announced that the national tribute would be held on Wednesday in the courtyard of the Sorbonne University, in agreement with the family .

L'université de la Sorbonne à Paris le 16 février 2010 © afp.com/LOIC VENANCE The University of the Sorbonne in Paris on February 16, 2010

This is a highly symbolic choice. To pay national tribute to , the history and geography teacher Samuel Paty , assassinated on Friday for showing caricatures of Muhammad in class, Emmanuel Macron chose the courtyard of the Sorbonne. A symbolic place of the spirit of the Enlightenment and education, said the Elysee on Monday.

The tribute will take place on Wednesday afternoon, the Elysee Palace had already announced this weekend. This choice of the Sorbonne rather than the court of Invalides, traditional place of homage, thus honoring the teaching profession of the victim, was made "in agreement with the family of the deceased", received Monday morning by Emmanuel Macron, specifies the presidency.

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One of Paty 's former pupils who took part in the march told British broadcaster Sky News his history teacher was "kind" to his students. Police told the AFP news agency that Paty had hosted a class discussion with secondary school students about cartoons of Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

47-year-old Samuel Paty -- a history teacher at Collège du Bois d'Aulne -- was Ligue 2 will also participate in the tributes . "Before the matches kick off, a minute's silence will be observed in tribute to the history and geography professor beheaded on Friday in the Conflans -Sainte-Honorine attack

A tribute to the Sorbonne, a symbolic landmark

The Elysée emphasizes that the Sorbonne is "the symbolic monument of the spirit of the Enlightenment and of the cultural, literary and educational influence of France". "Temple of knowledge, historic site of French university education, home of French genius, the Sorbonne over the centuries has always known how to be a platform for the expression of freedoms and ideas, a place which today has a strong symbolic dimension ", adds the Presidency.

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At Parisien , someone close to the Elysee adds that the choice of place "was very quickly imposed as obvious, because it is a place where for 800 years the freedom of conscience and thought blooms in France ". "It is also the symbol of knowledge and the transmission of knowledge", abounds on a daily basis a ministerial adviser.

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 The teacher "died simply because he transmitted to his students what freedom of thought represented", declared the president of the special assize court.

Police shot dead Paty ’s attacker , an 18-year-old of Chechen origin named as Abdullakh Anzorov. The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has announced a national tribute for the dead teacher to be held on Wednesday Nation mourns Samuel Paty , who was beheaded in a terrorist attack on Friday.

Samuel Paty was beheaded on Friday local time in Conflans -Sainte-Honorine by an 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee who was shot dead Some held placards reading "I am Samuel " that echoed the "I am Charlie" rallying cry after the 2015 attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo

A short ceremony, and without Brigitte Macron

According to Le Parisien, the ceremony should start around 7 p.m. Wednesday and last a short time. "It will be short, solemn and tinged with republican simplicity," adds a source from the Elysée on a daily basis.

Emmanuel Macron however planned to deliver a speech "on freedom of conscience as freedom of progress", specifies Le Parisien. The ceremony will however take place in the absence of the first lady Brigitte Macron, contact case with Covid-19 and in isolation for seven days.

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Monday morning, the president showed his support for the relatives of this history and geography teacher, assassinated on Friday for having chosen to show caricatures of Muhammad to his students. The Elysee says it has discussed the organization of the tribute with the family.

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Samuel Paty , 47, who taught history and geography at the school in Conflans -Sainte-Honorine , north-west of the French capital, was attacked Later a parent posted a complaint on Facebook about the professor showing a “naked picture” of the Prophet. This same parent went to the school to complain

Samuel Paty , 47, a French history and geography teacher was murdered in Paris on October 16, 2020. According to national anti-terrorist prosecutor Jean-François Ricard, the attacker approached students outside the school in the northwestern Paris suburb of Conflans -Sainte-Honorine earlier on Friday

The Sorbonne had already been the place of a tribute to the victims of terrorism in 2015, when François Hollande went there for a minute of silence in homage to the victims of the attacks of November 13, among the victims were many young people. , students and teachers.

Tributes multiply

Sunday of tens of thousands of people gathered in Paris and everywhere in France in tribute to Professor .

Monday, the Senate, standing, observed a moment of meditation in tribute to the professor "murdered in barbaric conditions for having taught the freedom to think, to write and to caricature", underlined the president of the upper house Gérard Larcher (LR). Samuel Paty "was targeted for having carried the values ​​of the Republic", insisted Gérard Larcher.

The European Parliament also opened its plenary session on Monday with a minute of silence in tribute to the professor, the president of the institution David Sassoli welcoming the "fight" of education against "terror". "Terror is fought by education, by teaching, in which Samuel Paty believed (...) this fight is daily, it is engaged by millions of teachers who carry out their mission with courage and determination", a- he added, before a minute's silence from the few MEPs present in the hemicycle in Brussels.

A march scheduled for Tuesday

A white march in tribute is also organized Tuesday evening in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, the town hall announced on Monday.

This march, which will start at 6.30 p.m., will be held between college in Bois d'Aulne , where the 47-year-old teacher was teaching before being killed by an 18-year-old Chechen Russian , and the Place de la Liberté , specified the town hall in a press release.

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