THOUSANDS at the moment paid tribute to the trainer beheaded by a terrorist in Paris – who filmed the brutal killing and shared his footage with ISIS followers.

Aboulakh Anzorov, 18, was shot useless by police shortly after killing trainer Samuel Paty in a northern suburb of the French capital on Friday afternoon.

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Hundreds gathered on Paris’ Place de la Republique in honour of Samuel Paty at the moment[/caption]

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Others gathered of their hundreds on Place du Capitole in Toulouse[/caption]

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A demonstrator holds the phrases ‘Je Suis Samuel’ in help of freedom of speech[/caption]

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Samuel Paty has been named because the trainer decapitated in France

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Samuel Paty, 47, is known to have been killed as a result of he confirmed his class a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed. 

After his homicide, suspect Anzorov shared footage and movies on-line with Chechen ISIS Telegram channels, and in addition denounced Emmanuel Macron because the “chief of the infidels”.

He posted one graphic picture of Mr Paty on social media alongside a risk in French to those that “insult” the prophet.

Anzorov wrote: “Within the identify of Allah, to Macron, the chief of the infidels, I executed certainly one of your hellhounds who dared to belittle Muhammad (could peace be upon him).”


Hundreds denounced the slaughter in France at the moment, with demonstrations up and down the nation calling without cost speech.

French placards learn “No to brutality” and “I’m a trainer,” as crowds gathered in Paris, Toulouse and Lille.

The cities are at present topic to tightened coronavirus restrictions, together with a 9pm to 6am curfew.

French Prime Minister Jean Castex, the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and Paris’ deputy mayor Audrey Pulvar nonetheless joined members of the general public in Paris’ Place de la Republique.

Demonstrators additionally gathered in main cities together with Lyon, Strasbourg, Nantes, Marseille, Montpellier and Bordeaux.

Many held indicators which learn “Je Suis Samuel” – a nod to the liberty of speech slogan “Je Suis Charlie” adopted after the Charlie Hebdo shootings in France, 2015, whereas others waved French flags above the crowds.


Samuel Paty beforehand obtained loss of life threats for producing photos of the Prophet Mohammed in a lesson on freedom of expression.

Investigations are specializing in Brahim Chnina, father of a 13-year-old lady in Paty’s class, who denounced the trainer on-line and gave particulars of the varsity. He has since been arrested.

Branding Mr Paty a thug in a video posted on Twitter someday within the final week, he requested the neighborhood to complain in regards to the trainer’s behaviour.  The killer is presumed to have seen the video and acted upon it.

Anzorov, a Russian nationwide of Chechen origin, had been granted a ten-year residency as a refugee in March and was not recognized to intelligence providers.

The jihadi was shot useless by cops after severing his sufferer’s head with a kitchen knife within the Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine on Friday.

The killer’s uncle advised French tv: “He was a baby. He was solely 18. If he had been nonetheless alive, I might have requested him: ‘Why did you try this? What was going in your head?’ He should have been influenced by somebody.”

French authorities, in the meantime, say they’ve detained an 11th individual following the killing.

Anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard stated an investigation for homicide with a suspected terrorist motive was opened.

At the least 4 of these detained are relations of the attacker, whereas his half-sister joined the Islamic State group in Syria in 2014, Ricard stated.

The prosecutor stated a textual content claiming duty and {a photograph} of the sufferer had been discovered on the suspect’s cellphone.

He additionally confirmed {that a} Twitter account below the identify Abdoulakh A belonged to the suspect.


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French Prime Minister Jean Castex, Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, and Paris deputy mayor Audrey Pulvar, joined crowds in Paris[/caption]


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Hundreds of demonstrators turned as much as denounce the brutal killing[/caption]

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Folks wore masks as they demonstrated within the French capital[/caption]

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The beheading has upset average French Muslims.

A bunch of Imams within the Lyon area are holding a particular assembly Sunday to debate collectively what the group known as “the appalling assassination of our compatriot by a terrorist who within the identify of an unsure religion dedicated the irreparable.”

Anzorov was believed to be livid youngsters had been proven the Mohammed cartoon.

Mr Paty confirmed one of many illustrations in his civics class a month in the past, which displayed the Prophet with a star on his bare backside with the caption “a star is born”.


Anzorov requested pupils to level Mr Paty out earlier than launching into the frenzied assault, a French anti-terrorism prosecutor at the moment revealed.

The attacker is alleged to have shouted Allahu Akbar – that means God is the best – as he carried out the bloody killing.

Authorities in France confirmed they’re treating the assault as “homicide linked to a terrorist organisation”.

Jean-Francois Ricard, France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor confirmed the attacker’s identification final night time.

He stated: “He loved refugee standing however had hidden his radical Islamism from the safety providers.”

He added that Anzorov was not beforehand recognized to the French police or safety providers.


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Samuel’s colleagues at the moment paid tribute to the trainer[/caption]


They held indicators studying “Je Suis Enseignant” – that means “I’m a trainer”[/caption]


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Police on the scene at the moment as prosecutors confirmed the killing is being handled as terrorism[/caption]

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Heartbroken colleagues and pupils held white roses and indicators studying “Je Suis Enseignant” – that means “I’m a trainer” as they paid tribute to Samuel.

Others have posted on Twitter utilizing the hashtag “Je Suis Prof” in solidarity with the tragic trainer.

Samuel had beforehand been “involved for his security” after receiving loss of life threats, a colleague claimed.

He had reportedly invited Muslim pupils to depart the room earlier than displaying the cartoon round ten days in the past as any depiction of the Prophet is seen as blasphemous.

However one pupil stayed behind and later advised her mother and father, who filed a criticism towards Samuel.

A video was then posted on-line branding the trainer a “thug” because the neighborhood was urged to complain in regards to the lesson.

A colleague stated: “Samuel had angered mother and father by displaying an image of a nude Prophet Mohammed to children in his freedom of expression class, and there had been threats towards him.”

The picture was the identical one revealed by satirical journal Charlie Hebdo in 2015.

Al-Qaeda-linked gunman stormed the officers in Paris in response and slaughtered 12 folks.

The gunmen had been later killed by police because the hashtag “Je Suis Charlie” trended worldwide.

Charlie Hebdo has now tweeted following the assault.

They stated: “Charlie Hebdo shares his emotions of horror and revolt after a trainer within the line of responsibility was murdered by a spiritual fanatic. We categorical our deepest help to his household, family members and all of the lecturers.

“Intolerance has simply crossed a brand new threshold and doesn’t appear to cease at nothing to impose its terror on our nation. Solely the willpower of political energy and the solidarity of all will defeat this fascist ideology.

“This filthy act mourns our democracy however should make us extra combative than ever to defend our freedom.”


The massacre erupted when Samuel was found decapitated close to the varsity – round 25 miles from Paris – yesterday.

The killer then fled to the close by city of Eragny-sur-Oise, round two miles away, the place he refused to give up.

Terror cops confirmed they had been investigating and had been threatened with “weapons” as they swooped on the suspect.

Round ten pictures rang out within the quiet suburb as he was gunned down and killed by cops.

Anti-terrorist prosecutors are investigating the assault and have linked it with radical Islamism.

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President Emmanuel Macron visited the scene final night time[/caption]

French President Emmanuel Macron condemned the horror as he visited the varsity the place the trainer labored final night time.

He stated: “A citizen has been murdered at the moment as a result of he was a trainer and since he taught freedom of expression.

“The entire nation stands behind its lecturers. Terrorists won’t divide France, obscurantism won’t win.”

Yesterday’s assault is the fifth this yr alone in France.

Simply final month, seven folks had been detained in reference to a knife assault exterior Charlie Hebdo’s former workplaces in Paris.

France has been tormented by a string of lethal terror assaults since 2015.

The deadliest was in 2015 when 130 folks had been killed in Paris as suicide bombers focused the Stade de France, cafés, eating places and the Bataclan music venue.

In July 2016, 86 folks had been killed and greater than 400 injured when a 19-tonne truck was intentionally pushed into crowds in Good.


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Armed cops stand guard on Friday night time within the French suburb[/caption]

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A French police officer stands guard on a avenue in Eragny[/caption]

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