PARIS – Protesters in France on Sunday rallied in support of freedom of speech and to pay tribute to a beheaded history teacher near Paris after discussing the strategies of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad with his class.
Samuel Pati was beheaded on Friday by an 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee who was shot dead by police.
Political leaders, unions and unions demonstrated on Sunday at the Place de la Rબ્publique in Paris, reading “I am Samuel,” after the 2015 attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, whose strategy was published. . Prophet Muhammad.
Protesters also gathered in major cities, including Lion, Toulouse, Strasbourg, Nantes, Marseille, Lille and Bordeaux.
French authorities, meanwhile, say they have detained an 11th man since the killings.
The anti-terrorism prosecutor, Jean-Franકોois Ricard, said the murder investigation had been opened with suspected terrorist intent. At least four of the detainees are family members of the attacker, who was granted a 10-year refugee status in France in March, armed with a knife and an airsoft gun, firing into plastic bullets.
Her half-sister, 201, joined the Islamic State group in Syria in Syria, Ricard said. He did not name her, and it was not clear where she was now.
The plaintiff said a text claiming responsibility and a photo of the victim were found on the suspect’s phone. He also confirmed that a Twitter account named Abdullakh A was suspicious. The minutes of the attack were accompanied by a message with the message “He killed one of the dogs from hell who dared to put Muhammad down.”
Moderate French Muslims are upset by the beheading. A group of imams from the Lyon region held a special meeting on Sunday to discuss what they called the “horrific murder of our compatriot by this irrevocably committed terrorist in the name of uncertainty.”
The attack has drawn global condemnation. U.S. President Donald Trump addressed the assassination Saturday night from a political rally in Jensville, Wisconsin.
“On behalf of the United States, I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to my friend, the President of France (Emanuel) Macron, who just yesterday carried out a vicious, evil Islamic terrorist attack – the beheading of an innocent teacher near Paris,” he said. France is having a hard time and Macron is a great guy. “