World At the Sorbonne, the national homage to Samuel Paty, killed "because he embodied the Republic"

00:20  22 october  2020
00:20  22 october  2020 Source:   lexpress.fr

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In a moving national tribute to Samuel Paty , the teacher who was murdered by an Islamist extremist over a lesson on freedom of speech, Macron vowed that 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 continue the fight for freedom" of which Samuel Paty "is the face", declared Wednesday evening the president of the Republic during the ceremony in memory of the teacher killed.

Emmanuel Macron lors de l'hommage à Samuel Paty à la Sorbonne le 21 octobre 2020 © Francois Mori / POOL / AFP Emmanuel Macron during the tribute to Samuel Paty at the Sorbonne on October 21, 2020

A tribute was paid this Wednesday evening to Samuel Paty , killed on October 16 after showing caricatures from Muhammad to his students. During a ceremony at the Sorbonne, the Head of State Emmanuel Macron, who had awarded the Legion of Honor to the professor a few minutes earlier, assured that "we will continue the fight for freedom" in front of 400 guests including relatives of the teacher, students of the establishment, and many French politicians.

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A national ceremony will be held at the Sorbonne University in Paris on Wednesday. French officials and politicians have said Paty ’s killing should act as a catalyst for new legislation in France – and possibly the EU Nation mourns Samuel Paty , who was beheaded in a terrorist attack on Friday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - French history teacher Samuel Paty , who was beheaded last week by a Chechen teenager for showing cartoons of Islamic prophet Mohammad during his The awarding ceremony will be held on Wednesday evening at the national tribute at the Sorbonne university.

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Samuel Paty was the victim of a "fatal conspiracy, of amalgamation" and of the "hatred of the other", according to the president. The ceremony began around 7:30 p.m. in the courtyard of the Sorbonne in Paris, a place symbolic of the spirit of the Enlightenment and education. After the coffin arrived, U2's song One was performed at the request of the family and three texts read.

First the "letter to teachers" by Jean Jaurès, read by a friend of the family, then a poem by singer Gauvain Sers written in memory of Samuel Paty, and finally the letter from Albert Camus addressed to his teacher, Louis Germain, following the reception of his Nobel Prize for literature, read by a former pupil of the assassinated professor.

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Samuel Paty was murdered after showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in class. One protester on Sunday carried a sign reading "zero tolerance to all enemies of the Republic " Another told Le Figaro she was a French Muslim who was at the rally to express her disgust at the latest killing .

It follows Friday's beheading of teacher Samuel Paty after he had shown caricatures of Prophet Muhammad in class. "I am going to propose the dissolution of CCIF [Collective against Islamophobia in France] and BarakaCity, organisations that are enemies of the Republic ," Gérald Darmanin tweeted.

"Professor, the Lights do not go out"

Emmanuel Macron then gave a brief speech. "I will not talk about the procession of terrorists, their accomplices and all the cowards who committed and made this attack possible", declared the Head of State in front of the family of the deceased and a large part of the political class. "I will not speak of those who gave his name to the barbarians. They do not deserve it," he added.

"Tonight I want to talk about your son, your brother, your uncle, your colleague, your teacher, the one you loved, fallen because he had decided to learn," said Emmanuel Macron , painting the portrait of a teacher who "loved books, knowledge, more than anything", killed "because he embodied the Republic", and victim of a "fatal conspiracy, of amalgamation" and "of hatred of the other ".

"Friday night, I first believed in random madness in absurd arbitrariness. One more victim of gratuitous terrorism. After all, he was not the main target of the Islamists, he was only teaching ", said the head of state, particularly moved.

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Samuel Paty will receive the Legion d'Honneur posthumously in a national tribute ceremony at the Sorbonne in Paris tomorrow. He added that the Sorbonne , one of the world's oldest universities, "is the Mr Darmanin also said he was looking into whether certain Muslim groups should be dissolved

Live outside the Sorbonne building in Paris this Wednesday, 21 October, as politicians, families and mourners take part in a national tribute to honour Samuel Last week, French history teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded by an 18-year-old man of Chechen origin on the outskirts of Paris after he

"We will continue, professor. We will defend the freedom that you taught so well and we will promote secularism, we will not renounce caricatures, drawings, even if others retreat", assured Emmanuel Macron, believing that the teacher has become "the face of the Republic" and "of freedom". "Making Republicans was Samuel Paty's fight and if this task today may seem titanic (...) it is more essential, more current than ever here in France," said the president.

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By leaving on foot from the Sorbonne by the boulevard Saint-Michel, the Head of State, arrested by a teacher, promised him: "We will not win overnight", "we will not change society overnight" but "we will not let go".

"Samuel Paty basically embodied the professor that Jaurès dreamed of in this letter to teachers which has just been read", the one who "shows the grandeur of thought, teaches respect, shows what civilization is", he added. "We will not give up caricatures, drawings", hammered the president, concluding his speech by affirming "that in France, Professor, the Lights do not go out".

Minute of silence

The tribute ended with a Marseillaise and a minute of silence in memory of the history-geography teacher. The coffin then left the scene on Mozart's Symphony No. 3 performed by the Republican Guard, followed by the family and the President of the Republic.

The presidents of the National Assembly Richard Ferrand and of the Senate Gérard Larcher were present at the ceremony, as well as many members of the government and political figures of all stripes, such as former president François Hollande, former prime ministers Édouard Philippe, Manuel Valls and Alain Juppé, the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, Marine Le Pen (RN), Jean-Luc Mélenchon (FI), Olivier Faure (PS) or even Benoît Hamon.

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