3:46 p.m .: A minute of silence in memory of Samuel Paty
A striking silence: the huge crowd gathered at Place de la République, in Paris, observed a minute of silence in memory of Samuel Paty.
3:32 p.m.: Thousands of demonstrators in Paris place de la République
Thousands of people gathered on Sunday in Paris Place de la République to pay tribute to Samuel Paty. Holding up signs “no to totalitarianism of thought” or “I am a teacher”, they calmly greeted the memory of this murdered teacher after showing caricatures of Muhammad to his students.
Prime Minister Jean Castex is expected on site with Ministers of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer and Secretary of State for the Interior Marlène Schiappa
“Between two silences, rounds of applause follow one another,” notes our journalist on the spot.
A national tribute is also scheduled for Wednesday.
2:41 p.m.: Blanquer denies that the professor was threatened with a sanction
Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer denied on Sunday that the teacher from Yvelines beheaded on Friday was threatened with sanction or remonstrance for showing caricatures of Muhammad to his students, as some speakers suggested on social networks.
“This information is false”, he hammered, questioned by France Inter, France 2 and Le Monde.
2:29 p.m.: Darmanin will demand the expulsion of 231 foreigners on file for radicalization
According to information from Europe 1, Gérald Darmanin calls for the expulsion of 231 foreigners registered S for radicalization present on French soil. The Minister of the Interior was to meet this Sunday at 2 p.m. the prefects of France to inform them of this decision and ask them for this expulsion in the coming hours.
A defense council is due to take place this Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Elysee Palace. More information in our article.
12:16 pm: Samuel Paty was “respectful”, considers the rector of the mosque of Lyon
The teacher Samuel Paty “did his job,” said the rector of the Lyon mosque on Sunday in a telephone interview with AFP.
Also president of the Rhône Mosque Council, he added that he “had the right to raise the intellectual level on tolerance and freedom of expression. He was respectful and he even proposed to students who might feel shocked to go out. He wanted to speak without offending, without hurting. “
“I do not incriminate Islam, which is a religion of peace and tolerance. The perpetrator is an illuminated. These terrorists have nothing religious”, adds this Muslim dignitary, for whom the networks Social issues are largely in the controversy over the teacher’s teaching that preceded his murder.
11.58 a.m .: Police-justice cells available to teachers and students
The president of the Ile-de-France region Valérie Pécresse on Sunday asked for the creation of “police-justice cells” so that teachers and students can make “reports” in the event of a threat.
According to Ms. Pécresse (ex-LR), “we will have to strike very quickly, very hard, we will have to ensure the protection of our teachers”. And “it is not the National Education which will manage to do it, it is the police force and the justice”, she declared to Europe 1, Cnews and Les Echos. “This is why I am asking for a police-justice cell to report” for “our teachers, as soon as they are the subject of threats, pressure from students or their families.”
10h30 : A defense council will be held this Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Elysée. The bill intended to fight separatism and radical Islam can thus be “completed, broadened, deepened”, said Emmanuel Macron’s entourage on Sunday.
10:24 am: Many politicians at the Paris rally
The leaders of the main political parties, associations and unions will demonstrate on Sunday at 3 p.m. in Paris, Place de la République, and in many other cities including Lyon, Toulouse, Strasbourg, Nantes or even Marseille, Lille and Bordeaux in tribute to Samuel Paty.
The boss of La République en Marche, Stanislas Guerini, the leader of La France insoumise, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the boss of the Socialist Party, Olivier Faure, and that of Europe-Ecology-The Greens, Julien Bayou, notably announced their participation. . Their respective political parties also called to join the rallies. Former Prime Minister Manuel Valls will also be present.
Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer and Minister Delegate for Citizenship Marlène Schiappa announced that they would represent the government there “in support of teachers, secularism, freedom of expression and against Islamism”.
9:37 am: An eleventh person in custody
An eleventh person was taken into custody on Sunday morning. She comes from the entourage of the assailant, Abdoullakh A., an 18-year-old Chechen Russian who was killed by police on Friday.
As a reminder, several people from the killer’s family – his parents, his grandfather and his little brother – as well as his close entourage were arrested on Friday evening. The father of a student of the victim and a very active Islamist activist, Abdelhakim Sefrioui, have also been in police custody since Saturday.
All the police custody continued on Sunday morning.
6:50 am: Many tributes scheduled for this Sunday
After the terrorist assassination of Samuel Paty, a history and geography professor targeted because he showed caricatures of Muhammad during a civic education class, tributes are raining down: hundreds of rallies are planned for this Sunday, more next week.
The National Education Union Snes-FSU lists them on this site and on the map below, updated as new events are planned:
In Lyon, where Samuel Paty studied, a gathering is notably planned, report our colleagues from Progress.
Others took place on Saturday in several cities in France, including Nice, Rennes, Longwy and, of course, in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine where a thousand people came to pay homage to the murdered professor.
A national tribute must be paid to the murdered professor on Wednesday, but the Elysee has not yet communicated on the place or the form, in discussions with the family.