Place de la République, emotion competes with gloom for the tribute to Samuel Paty

Thousands of people gathered in Paris to honor the memory of the history and geography professor beheaded in an attack. Including many teachers.

An air of deja vu. The demonstration this Sunday recalled in many ways the one that took place there on January 11, 2015, Place de la République, after the attack on Charlie Hebdo. Even need to gather there to denounce the Islamist terror, this time after the attack against a professor of history and geography from Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, beheaded near the college where he taught. Same slogans to defend freedom of expression, such as “France is and will remain the land of the Enlightenment”. Or again: “In some countries we do not speak, but we kill. In France, we talk, we do not kill”. Same posters “Je suis Charlie”, to which are now added the “Je suis prof”.

READ ALSO >> “Complicated to teach”: what do moral and civic education courses consist of?

Article reserved for subscribers

To continue reading, subscribe and take advantage of our LIMITED OFFER

2 months for 1 €

I subscribe now


Included in the Digital and Audio subscription

  • Audio magazine and augmented digital magazine
  • Masterclass of The Express
  • Unlimited access to ad-free articles
  • Access to all newsletters

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.