France teacher killing: President Macron leads memorial in Paris

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    French President Emmanuel Macron has led a national tribute for the teacher Samuel Paty who was beheaded in Paris last week. Paty was killed for showing his class cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad last week. Seven suspects, including two teenagers, will face charges for assisting the attacker. Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reports from Paris, France. –

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