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France: Hundreds pay tribute to murdered teacher outside Paris's Sorbonne university02:36

France: Hundreds pay tribute to murdered teacher outside Paris's Sorbonne university

France, Paris
October 21, 2020 at 20:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of Parisians paid tribute to the slain teacher Samuel Paty in a commemorative event outside the Sorbonne University's Chapel on Wednesday.

Earlier the French President Emmanuel Macron held a memorial service inside the Chapel, posthumously granting Paty the state's highest award, the 'Legion d'Honneur.'

On Friday, the 47-year-old history teacher was beheaded outside his school in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, northwest of Paris by an 18-year-old attacker who was subsequently shot dead by police.

Paty had previously shown caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad to his students during a discussion on freedom of speech in class.

According to French prosecutors, two students at Paty's school were paid to identify the teacher by his eventual killer.

France: Hundreds pay tribute to murdered teacher outside Paris's Sorbonne university02:36
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Hundreds of Parisians paid tribute to the slain teacher Samuel Paty in a commemorative event outside the Sorbonne University's Chapel on Wednesday.

Earlier the French President Emmanuel Macron held a memorial service inside the Chapel, posthumously granting Paty the state's highest award, the 'Legion d'Honneur.'

On Friday, the 47-year-old history teacher was beheaded outside his school in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, northwest of Paris by an 18-year-old attacker who was subsequently shot dead by police.

Paty had previously shown caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad to his students during a discussion on freedom of speech in class.

According to French prosecutors, two students at Paty's school were paid to identify the teacher by his eventual killer.

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