French PM joins demonstrators rallying in tribute to beheaded teacher

French Prime Minister Jean Castex joined demonstrators on October 18 who rallied together in a tribute to a history teacher who was beheaded near Paris after he discussed caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad with his class.

The Prime Minister stood with citizens, associations and unions rallying on the Place de la Republique in Paris, for their stance on support of freedom of speech and in memory of the 47-year-old slain teacher.

Samuel Paty, a history teacher was beheaded on October 16, in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine by a 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee. The accused was shot dead by police.

The demonstrations came soon after Donald Trump, the U.S. President sent a message of solidarity in the wake of the attack.

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