DIRECT. Assassination of Samuel Paty: Jean-Michel Blanquer launches a “Grenelle of education”


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12h00 : At noon, here is the main news:

• The Prime Minister, Jean Castex, will speak at 5 pm to announce in particular a curfew in dozens of new departments on maximum alert. “At this stage, there is no planned reconfinement of the country”, assured the executive this morning.

• Strasbourg city hall has announced the virtual cancellation of its traditional Christmas market, deprived of its chalets. The event organized for 450 years without interruption in peacetime will give way to artists’ wanderings, a large Christmas tree, decoration“.

• Seven people were indicted as part of the investigation into the attack, including five adults placed in pre-trial detention and two college students released and placed under judicial supervision. One of the miners has “twisted” by “lure of profits”, according to his lawyer.

• The director of US national intelligence accused Russia and Iran of trying to interfere in the November 3 election. According to him, the two states have notably succeeded in obtaining “certain registration information on the electoral rolls”.

11:11 : The lawyer for one of the women attacked on the Champ-de-Mars, Arié Alimi, believes on franceinfo that these facts are “the immediate consequences” of a “runaway in the political class” about Muslims after the attack on Friday. He accuses the Paris police headquarters of having “lied to the press saying that there were no racist insults”.

10:21 am : Before the kickoff of the Grenelle education this afternoon, a meeting between Jean-Michel Blanquer and the teachers’ unions is being held this morning to discuss the day of tribute to Samuel Paty on November 2, which will correspond at the start of the school year after the All Saints holidays.

10:15 a.m. : Asked about the maintenance of the Grenelle of education, which begins today, Jean-Michel Blanquer admits having hesitated to maintain it. The minister promised that in three months it would lead to an increase in teachers’ salaries or to additional protection measures.

10:11 : Saying to want to underline the “intellectual complicity in terrorism”, the Minister of National Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, denounces a “Islamo-leftism” who “wreaks havoc on the university” especially. He accuses the student union Unef of having “yielded to this type of thing” and targets members of La France Insoumise “who are of this current”.

09:17 : Same tribute to Emmanuel Macron’s speech, “always up to the rhetorical level”, by the philosopher Pascal Bruckner. On France Inter, however, he said he feared “that the measures announced do not dilute in the sand”.

09:12 : The day after the national tribute ceremony to Samuel Paty, the “rebellious” member Clémentine Autain welcomes the words spoken on this occasion, “very strong, very fair, very dignified and very in tune with what we love about France and its motto”.

09h00 : It is 9 o’clock, here is a new point on the news:

• The Prime Minister, Jean Castex, will speak at 5 pm for an update on the epidemic and the announcement of new departments placed on maximum alert. “At this stage, there is no planned reconfinement of the country”, assures the spokesperson of the executive, Gabriel Attal, this morning.

• Seven people were indicted as part of the investigation into the attack, including five adults placed in pre-trial detention and two college students released and placed under judicial supervision. One of the miners has “twisted” by “lure of profits”, according to his lawyer.

• France paid national tribute to the teacher assassinated by an Islamist terrorist. “Samuel Paty became the face of the Republic on Friday, said Emmanuel Macron last night during the ceremony, of which here are the main sequences.

• The director of US national intelligence accused Russia and Iran of trying to interfere in the November 3 election. According to him, the two states have notably succeeded in obtaining “certain registration information on the electoral rolls”.

08:12 : Lawyer Charles-Emmanuel Herbière affirms that the 14-year-old schoolboy under examination agreed to designate the teacher by “lure of profits”. “He comes from a fairly poor family and, when the terrorist put this wad of cash in his hands, he completely twisted, he recognizes it”, he said on BFMTV.

08:07 : The lawyer of the 14-year-old college student indicted claims that the teenager was among the first group of college students approached by the assailant, after classes. His family “does not understand how their son was able to assist this terrorist” by pointing to Samuel Paty.

08:31 : “Even though his name hasn’t leaked, everyone knows who he is, and it’s going to be very difficult to find some form of anonymity.”

On Cnews, the lawyer for one of the two college students indicted and placed under judicial supervision claims that the teenager will have to be educated in another department, and has “ban on entering into contact with other stakeholders in the case”.

07:02 : In memory of the murdered teacher, all the newspapers of the regional press group Ebra use three words in chorus: “Never forget”.

06:59 : But the main images displayed in your kiosks are those of the national tribute to Samuel Paty, last night, in the courtyard of the Sorbonne.



07:34 : Here are the main titles of this Thursday, October 22:

• Touched to the heart, France paid a national tribute to the teacher murdered by an Islamist terrorist. “Samuel Paty became the face of the Republic on Friday, said Emmanuel Macron during the ceremony, of which here are the main sequences.

• Seven people were indicted in connection with the investigation into the attack on Samuel Paty. Five adults were remanded in custody and two middle school students were released and placed under judicial supervision.

• Prime Minister Jean Castex is due to hold a press conference on the epidemic situation at 5 pm. He will announce the list of new departments placed on maximum alert.

• After seven years of absence in the Champions League, Olympique de Marseille signed their return with a defeat in Greece against Olympiakos (1-0). The goal came from a cross by former Marseille player Mathieu Valbuena.



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