Samuel Paty’s family to meet Castex and Macron on Saturday

A minute of silence will be held on Friday in tribute to the teacher in all schools.

A year later, the moment will be solemn. The family of Samuel Paty, professor of history and geography assassinated a year ago for showing caricatures of Mohammed to his students, will meet Prime Minister Jean Castex and President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday, Gabriel Attal announced on Wednesday.

“The family of Samuel Paty will meet the Prime Minister (Jean Castex), then the President of the Republic (Emmanuel Macron) on Saturday”, explained the government spokesperson at the end of the Council of Ministers.

The meeting with the Prime Minister will take place in the morning during the tribute ceremony to the Ministry of Education, in the presence of Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer. A plaque will then be unveiled. The family will then be received, in the afternoon, at the Elysee Palace by Emmanuel Macron.

Many tributes

A minute of silence will be held on Friday in tribute to the teacher in all schools, recalled Gabriel Attal, explaining that there would also be “an hour of lessons which will give rise to an exchange around the memory of Samuel Paty”, the teaching teams being free to “how they want to organize this exchange”.

A Samuel-Paty square will also be inaugurated on Saturday opposite the Sorbonne during a ceremony that the town hall of Paris wants simple and collected.

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