Protesters Gather in Paris' Place de la Republique in Support of Slain Teacher

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Protesters filled Paris’ Place de la Republique on Sunday, October 18, in support of a teacher who was beheaded after showing his students caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

Samuel Paty was beheaded in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, a commune north-west of Paris, on Friday. Police said officers shot and killed the suspect, an 18-year-old Chechen refugee.

Video filmed by Karima Delli, President of the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Commission, shows what she said were thousands gathered in Paris. Rallies in support of Paty were held across France on Sunday, France 24 reported. Credit: Karima Delli via Storyful