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FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Minute of silence in French schools for slain teacher” – below is their description.
A minute of silence has been held to honour Samuel Paty, the civics teacher brutally murdered after showing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammed in a lesson. As FRANCE 24’s senior reporter Chris Moore explains, the killing sent shockwaves through France, where teaching is regarded as the vanguard in protecting the country’s egalitarian values.FRANCE 24 English YouTube Channel
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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.
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In This Story: Samuel Paty
Samuel Paty, a teacher, was killed near Paris on Friday October 16 2020, after showing pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed during a lesson on freedom of speech.