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US News VIDEO Emmanuel Macron on the verge of tears during the tribute to Samuel Paty

23:58  21 october  2020
23:58  21 october  2020 Source:   programme-television.org

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.

French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Tuesday that the "Cheikh Yassine Collective" is to be dissolved due to its "direct" implication in the terror attack against teacher Samuel Paty and that further measures against radical Islam are to be taken over the next few days.

French President Emmanuel Macron leaves after paying his respects by the coffin of slain teacher Samuel Paty in the courtyard of the Sorbonne We will defend the freedom that you taught so well and we will bring secularism," added Macron at the tribute attended by 400 guests, including around

VIDEO Emmanuel Macron au bord des larmes lors de l’hommage à Samuel Paty © France 2 VIDEO Emmanuel Macron on the verge of tears during the tribute to Samuel Paty This Wednesday October 21 took place in the courtyard of the Sorbonne in Paris the national homage to Samuel Paty. Emmanuel Macron dedicated a poignant speech to the professor, during which emotion could be read in his face.

On Friday October 16, Professor Samuel Paty was assassinated in the middle of the street near his college in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine in the Yvelines. This Islamist terrorist attack turned all French people upside down, starting with the President of the Republic. This Wednesday October 21, Emmanuel Macron gave a long 15-minute speech during the national tribute to Samuel Paty in the courtyard of the Sorbonne. Like his wife Brigitte, a former teacher, the head of state wanted to say something about horror. Refusing to speak of the "barbarians" responsible for this monstrous act, the President announced to the crowd that only Samuel Paty deserved to be quoted : "Tonight I want to talk about your son, your brother, your uncle, from the one you loved, from your father, he said. Tonight I want to tell you about your colleague, your teacher, who fell because he had chosen to teach. Murdered because he had decided to teach his students to become citizens. "

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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.

Macron promised a clampdown on Islamist activity following the latest attack. Beheading of French teacher an attack on ' the republic and its values', says Macron – video . Editorial: President Emmanuel Macron ’s plan for education to combat extremism should be strengthened by the

Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to Samuel Paty at a memorial held at Sorbonne University. The history teacher was beheaded by an Islamic terrorist for having shown cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a civics class discussion on free speech.

Emmanuel Macron pays a heartbreaking tribute to Samuel Paty

In his speech, Emmanuel Macron greeted the" quiet hero "that was in his eyes Samuel Paty :" He embodied the Republic that is reborn every day in the classrooms, the freedom that is transmitted and perpetuated in school, he declared. Samuel Paty on Friday became the face of the Republic, of our desire to smash terrorists, to reduce Islamists, to live as a community of free citizens in our country. The white voice, marking long pauses, the President seemed extremely touched during his speech, on the verge of tears.

When the moment came to conclude, Emmanuel Macron sent a message to Samuel Paty : "We will continue, professor. We will defend the freedom that you taught so well and we will hold secularism high. We will not give up caricatures, drawings, even if others recoil, he said, still very moved. In France, professor, the Enlightenment never goes out. The president then left the lectern and gathered in front of the professor's coffin. He then left the courtyard of the Sorbonne on Mozart's third symphony , played by the Republican Guard orchestra. An overwhelming moment.

Caricatures. Demonstrations across the Muslim world against France .
© Arif ALI / AFP Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Bangladesh on Tuesday, calling for a boycott of French products. Tens of thousands of people protest across the Muslim world, after Emmanuel Macron’s defense of the freedom to caricature during the tribute to a teacher killed for showing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

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