France pays tribute to beheaded teacher Samuel Paty one year on

France pays tribute to history teacher Samuel Paty, who was murdered on Saturday, on the first anniversary of his death. Prime Minister Jean …

France pays tribute to history teacher Samuel Paty, who was murdered on Saturday, on the first anniversary of his death.

Prime Minister Jean Castex said in Saturday’s tribute to the teacher at the Ministry of Education in Paris that Paty was a “servant of the Republic”.

47-year-old history and geography teacher, last year, in the teacher’s class Hz. He was beheaded by an 18-year-old Chechen refugee, who said the attack was revenge for showing cartoons of Mohammed.

Paty taught at a school in the Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine.

“Here was a man who wanted to do his job: a noble, demanding and sometimes ungrateful job. A man who simply wanted to convey the values ​​of freedom, secularism, tolerance, free will that the Enlightenment had inherited to us, achieved by the people, often at the expense of fierce wars,” Castex said. .

Many tributes are planned throughout the day to honor the teacher.

A memorial plaque has been placed at the French education ministry in Paris, and Paty’s family will meet with President Emmanuel Macron.

A square in Paris will be renamed Samuel Paty across the Sorbonne on Saturday.

Education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said the government wanted classrooms and schools renamed for Paty and that his memory would remain in France’s institutions.

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