DECLARATION D’EMMANUEL MACRON
“One of our fellow citizens was murdered today because he was teaching, because he was teaching students the freedom of expression, the freedom to believe and not to believe. Our compatriot was cowardly attacked, was the victim of a characterized Islamist terrorist attack, “said Emmanuel Macron in front of the Bois d’Aulne college on Friday evening.
After having addressed a thought to the relatives of the victim, as well as to his colleagues, he wished to greet the principal of the establishment “who held to all the pressures, exercised her profession, did her duty with remarkable dedication. ” those last weeks.
He also addressed all the teachers in France to tell them “that the Nation will be at their side today and tomorrow to protect them, defend them, allow them to do their job which is the most beautiful there is, to do free citizens “. The president underlined that the battle of the Republic was indeed that of “making our children, wherever they come from, whether they believe or not believe, whatever their religion, into free citizens”. “This battle is ours, and it is existential.”
Emmanuel Macron then underlined the “exceptional courage” of all the police.
Finally, he called with a determined voice, marked with anger, for the unity of the French and hammered that “all of us will unite … They will not pass”. “Obscurantism and the violence that goes with it will not win. They will not divide us.”