Mohammed caricatures shown: large-scale demonstration in Paris after a teacher was beheaded

On Sunday afternoon, numerous people gathered in Paris for a demonstration of solidarity with the teacher Samuel Paty, who was beheaded on Saturday.

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People gathered in Paris for a demonstration for the murdered teacher Samuel Paty.

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He was beheaded on Saturday by an 18-year-old.

He was beheaded on Saturday by an 18-year-old.

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The attacker's motive: the teacher had shown caricatures of the prophet Mohammed in class.

The attacker’s motive: the teacher had shown caricatures of the prophet Mohammed in class.

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  • At 3 p.m., people on the Place de la République clapped for Paty for minutes.

  • The teacher was beheaded in the street on Saturday.

  • He had shown caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed in class.

Numerous people met on Sunday afternoon after the brutal murder of a teacher gathered for a solidarity demonstration in Paris. At 3 p.m. people clapped for minutes on the Place de la République in the east of the city center. Many held signs in the air that said “Je suis Prof” or “Je suis enseignant” (Eng: I am a teacher). The place was packed.

The editors of the satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo” joined the SOS Racisme organization and teacher unions. All over the country people wanted to take to the streets. The Place de la République in the east of Paris is a symbolic place – after the terror series in January 2015, which included the attack on Charlie Hebdo, people from all over France remembered the victims there. Since then, the square has become a central place for sympathy after terrorist attacks.

The teacher was beheaded on Friday afternoon by an 18-year-old of Chechen origin for alleged terrorist motives. The attacker was shot. The educator had previously shown caricatures of the prophet Mohammed in class.

(SDA)

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