nine police custody, a national tribute planned


12h00 : In the Rhône, reactions were also multiplying this Saturday, Samuel Paty having been a student at the University of Lyon 2, confirm our colleagues from Progress.

11:41 am: A parent complained after the cartoon class

The history teacher was targeted since last week by the complaint of a parent of a student indignant that he showed caricatures of Muhammad to his class. At the origin of this complaint, it is “obviously” the father currently in police custody, who had broadcast a video on social networks in which he described the teacher as a “thug” for showing caricatures of Muhammad “naked” during a class in his daughter’s 4th grade, according to a judicial source.

The professor had, a few days later, lodged a complaint in turn for defamation.

11:27 a.m .: Press conference by the counterterrorism prosecutor at 3 p.m.

The national counterterrorism prosecutor will speak on Saturday at 3 p.m. on the investigation. The press conference will be held at the Paris judicial court in the 17th arrondissement.

11h20 : On Saturday, the Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer spoke at the end of a meeting with the representatives of the teachers. He paid tribute to Samuel Paty on Twitter, a teacher “much appreciated” by his students.

10h50 : A national tribute will be paid to Samuel Paty, the teacher killed on Friday. The date is not yet fixed, but it is organized in coordination with the family.

10:37 am: “The most fundamental values ​​of the Republic affected”

“After the freedom of the press and Charlie Hebdo, the freedom to teach: in short, the Republic” is targeted, hammered Saturday the head of government, Jean Castex who expressed his “total indignation” at a meeting with teacher unions. “Secularism, the backbone of the Republic, was, through this despicable act, targeted,” said Jean Castex.

The Prime Minister is due to hold a meeting at 11 a.m. with the Interior Ministers, Gerald Darmanin, Justice, Eric Dupond-Moretti, and National Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer.

10h26 : Since 9 am, the Minister of Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer exchanges with the representatives of staff and parents of students. He promised Friday that he would address by video “to all teachers, staff and families”.

10:10 am: The identity of the assailant confirmed

The identity of the attacker becomes clearer from hour to hour. His identity was confirmed on Saturday by a judicial source: he is indeed an 18-year-old Chechen Russian boy born in Moscow in 2002. He was known for a background of common law, but had a clean record, and was not known for his radicalization. Before being shot, he shouted “Allah Akbar”.

10h06 : The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen sent her condolences this Saturday morning to the family of the teacher killed on Friday. “My thoughts are with the teachers too,” she tweeted.

8:18 am: Nine people in police custody

A total of nine people were taken into police custody as part of the investigation. On Friday, four people were arrested: they are the parents, the grandfather and the 17-year-old little brother of the alleged assailant. They were arrested in Evreux.

Among the five new people are two parents of a student – a man and his wife – from the college where the victim worked. These people had a dispute with the teacher over the caricatures of Muhammad that the teacher had shown in class. There are also people from the assailant’s non-family circle.

The latter has also been identified as an 18-year-old young man of Chechen origin born in Moscow.

8:43 am: “They will not pass”, said Emmanuel Macron

The Head of State Emmanuel Macron spoke Friday evening in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, denouncing a “terrorist attack, characterized Islamist”. “Tonight, I want to have a thought for all of his relatives, his family, to have a thought for his colleagues, here at college,” said Emmanuel Macron.

“There is no coincidence: this terrorist wanted to bring down the Republic in its values. (…) I mean tonight, in a very clear way: they will not pass. All and all, we will unite. “obscurantism will not win. They will not divide us,” said the President of the Republic, very moved.

8h15: “Horror” and “barbarism”, denounce the politicians

This attack reached an “unbearable level of barbarism”, condemned the president of the National Rally Marine Le Pen.

“Ignoble crime”, indignant the leader of rebellious France Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

Charlie Hebdo expressed on Twitter “his feeling of horror and revolt”, believing that “intolerance has just crossed a new threshold”. This attack comes three weeks to the day after the chopper attack perpetrated by a 25-year-old Pakistani in front of their former premises.

8h13: The text was prepared before the beheading of a teacher on Friday and Emmanuel Macron’s call to “block” against “obscurantism”. The Senate will examine Monday a law proposal from the right on secularism, in order to include in the Constitution the preeminence of the rules of the Republic.

6:50 am: Four people including a minor placed in police custody

Four people, including a minor, were taken into police custody in the evening from Friday to Saturday. These people come from the family circle of the assailant, who was killed by the police.

What we know

A teacher was found beheaded in the middle of the street in Conflans-Saint-Honorine near his college on Friday at the end of the day. Police officers from the anti-crime squad opened fire a few minutes later on a man in possession of a stabbing weapon. The man died of his injuries.

The victim is a history and geography professor from the college in Bois d’Aulne, a quiet residential area of ​​Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. This teacher had recently shown caricatures of Muhammad to his students as part of a course on freedom of expression.

In the evening, the alleged assailant had not yet been formally identified. According to the first police on the spot, he shouted “Allah Akbar” before being killed by the police. Investigators are now trying to find out if he himself posted a message on Twitter showing a photo of the victim’s head with a message to Emmanuel Macron, “the leader of the infidels”, and who says he wants to avenge the one “who dared to belittle Muhammad”.

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