a weekend marked by the Conflans attack

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a weekend marked by the Conflans attack




Meeting in Paris today.


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Meeting in Paris today.


This Friday, Samuel Paty, history and geography teacher, was beheaded near his college in Conflans. Journalists from Release covered this drama all weekend. Update on our different articles:

Tribute. Gatherings were held this Sunday throughout France to salute the memory of the history-geo teacher assassinated Friday after being questioned for a course on freedom of expression. Reportage.

Souvenirs. The Conflans-Sainte-Honorine teacher assassinated on Friday is described by his students, former or current, as a teacher “Invested” and “Listening”. Our portrait of Samuel Paty.

Info Libé. Release was able to consult a note from the Yvelines territorial intelligence (RT78) written October 12. It establishes a precise chronology of events since October 5, and the course held by Samuel Paty, during which the history teacher showed a caricature of Muhammad to 4th year students.

Gear. After a course on press freedom aroused the concern of some parents of students, Samuel Paty had been the subject of a public campaign, calling for his dismissal, by a father supported by Islamist networks. Story of eleven days of runaway that may have led to his death.

Profile. Russian of Chechen origin who took refuge in France, the assailant, Abdoullakh A., 18, had scouted in front of the college in Conflans where Samuel Paty worked. In Evreux, where he lived, it is incomprehension. Many residents knew very little about the assailant and his family.

Reaction. Two weeks after presenting his strategy against “separatism”, the Head of State is in a hurry to act after the assassination of Professor de Conflans. An act that Macron immediately called“Characterized Islamist terrorist attack”. Our analysis.

The rest of our articles on the subject can be found in our file, by clicking right here.

And in the rest of the news

Curfew. Between anger, sadness and resignation, the Parisians lived their first night of no exit between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. on Saturday evening. Our report.

Coronavirus. More than 1.1 million deaths from the new coronavirus have been officially recorded worldwide. A figure from a count made by AFP from official sources Friday at 3 p.m. Nearly one in five deaths has been in the United States, the most bereaved country in the world with 217,798 dead. In Europe, the epidemic has killed more than 250,000 people, while the continent is facing a powerful second wave (+ 44% of contaminations this week).

Cannabis. The specifications for future cannabis-based medicines, which will be used in an experiment from next year, was published on Sunday. This is the last step before choosing suppliers.

Precariousness. Prime Minister Jean Castex announced that the aid of 150 euros unveiled this week for the most precarious people would be extended to young people benefiting from housing assistance as well as to scholarship students, in an interview with the Sunday Journal.

United States. Thousands of Donald Trump opponents demonstrated in the United States on Saturday to protest the appointment to the Supreme Court of a conservative judge and the billionaire’s re-election. This Sunday, Release invited viscerally anti-Trump American writers to write their thoughts three weeks before the presidential election.

Bangkok. Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters defied the ban on rallies for the fourth day in a row on Sunday to demand the resignation of the prime minister and reform of the monarchy. Report from our correspondent.

Conakry. Nearly five and a half million Guineans began voting on Sunday to choose their next president, the first meeting under pressure in a busy West African electoral calendar, scrutinized with concern by democracy advocates. Our article.

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