Demonstrations Pay Homage to French Teacher Beheaded After Lesson on Charlie Hebdo


Days before Samuel Paty was beheaded in an attack that shocked France, the 47-year-old history teacher was guiding his class through a fraught debate over the limits of free speech. The teacher-according to authorities, who interviewed him about the lesson before his death-said he had warned students who might be offended to avert their eyes before he displayed cartoons from Charlie Hebdo, the satirical magazine targeted in a bloody terrorist attack in 2015.

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