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World Decapitated teacher: the FSU wishes to organize a rally on Sunday Place de la République, in Paris

19:40  17 october  2020
19:40  17 october  2020 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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The general secretary of the teachers' union wishes to "organize the expression of national solidarity, beyond the educational community".

  Enseignant décapité : la FSU souhaite organiser un rassemblement dimanche place de la République, à Paris © Provided by Franceinfo

"We need national cohesion, we need support," reacts Benoît Teste, secretary general of the FSU, after the meeting with Jean Castex and Jean-Michel Blanquer at the Ministry of Education national, after the assassination of a professor , Friday October 16 afternoon in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. The Prime Minister met on Saturday morning, alongside the Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer, with representatives of the staff of National Education.

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Benoît Teste announces an action at the start of the school year, on November 2 in establishments. A moment "to discuss, to pay homage, to meditate, but not just a minute of silence". A rally is also planned from this Sunday, at 3 pm, Place de la République in Paris, and "we also hope in all the cities of France", indicates Benoit Teste, to "organize the expression of national solidarity, beyond the educational community ". A request was made to the police headquarters. "We are not sure to have the agreement", because of the health situation.

The associative milieu and the parents of pupils should also participate in this call for assembly. "There will normally be a wide enough arc to call for people to come and express their emotion and the fact that it cannot pass", explains Benoît Teste.

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"Need for national cohesion"

"It was a solemn moment, explains the general secretary of the teachers 'union to describe the meeting of the teachers' unions with the Prime Minister and the Minister of Education. The presence of Jean Castex added to the solemnity, to the seriousness of the moment. We were indeed satisfied that there was this moment of exchanges with the institution. It is a moment when we need national cohesion, we need support to an educational community which is bruised, which is in shock. It is true that the tragic events of yesterday, it is still difficult to qualify them and to take the measure of them. "


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