Thousands of Frenchmen all over the country on Sunday, October 18, honored the memory of history teacher Samuel Patit, who was killed by a terrorist. The actions were held in such cities as Paris, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lyon and others.
In the capital of France, the memorial action was attended by the Prime Minister Jean Castex, as well as the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, the head of the Ile de France Valerie Pecress, the leader of the left-wing movement “Obedient France” Jean-Luc Melanchon.
“You will not be able to split and intimidate us. France is indivisible,” Castex wrote on his Twitter page.
Earlier that day, a video of the liquidation of an Islamist who had beheaded a history professor in France was published. The young man did not comply with the demands of law enforcement, after which a series of shots were heard at the end of the video.
Last Friday an intruder killed a history professor at Samuel Pati College in Conflant-Saint-Honorin, allegedly for showing the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed during a lecture on freedom of speech and opinion in early October.
French president Emmanuelle Macron called the attack on professor a terrorist act and emphasized that “obscurantism and accompanying violence will not win”. As part of the investigation, police detained nine people.
The day before, the authorities explained that they did not want to grant political refugee status to the family where the attacker was raised. But the court ordered the migration services to admit Russian citizens of Chechen origin.