Wednesday, October 21

Outrage after the murder of a teacher and Coronavirus in Europe



Many flowers were placed in tribute to Samuel Paty in front of his college in Conflans. – BERTRAND GUAY / AFP

It’s not the holidays for everyone and tomorrow we will have to be able to bounce back on the news of this weekend. 20 Minutes is here to help you get this week off to a good start.

1-Astonishment and mobilization after the assassination of a professor

Against horror, mobilization. Important demonstrations took place this Sunday all over France in tribute to Professor Samuel Paty, assassinated on Friday for showing his students caricatures of Muhammad. An attack, which occurred near the college where he taught history and geography in a quiet area of ​​Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, which aroused enormous emotion and for which at least ten people were taken into custody. The assailant, an 18-year-old man living in Dreux, was shot nine times by the police.

Among the demonstrators who came to gather at Place de La République, the boss of La République en Marche, Stanislas Guerini, the leader of La France insoumise, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the boss of the Socialist Party, Olivier Faure, and that of Europe-Ecology -The Greens, Julien Bayou. Their political parties joined the rallies.

The newspaper Charlie Hebdo also joined the appeal in the capital. Place de la République had already been the epicenter of the huge parade of January 11, 2015 after the January 2015 attacks, which had gathered around 1.5 million participants.

2-Europe is trying to slow down the new wave of Coronavirus contamination

Curfew for 20 million French people, ban on meeting in London, schools closed in Poland: draconian measures came into force on Saturday in Europe in the hope of stemming the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The situation is deteriorating across the continent, with the number of new contaminations rising by 4.4% this week. What to judge the situation “very worrying” by the World Health Organization (WHO), while Latin America, the Middle East and Asia are experiencing a decline.

In France, where the number of contaminations reached a new record on Saturday with more than 32,000 new cases listed in 24 hours, a dozen large cities, including Paris and its suburbs, are now subject to a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for at least four weeks, a measure that affects more than 2 million people.

3-Donald Trump continues his marathon campaign

Donald Trump continued his campaign at a breakneck pace this weekend, with multiple trips across the country to mobilize his troops and catch up on his Democratic opponent Joe Biden, 17 days before the US presidential election.

The 74-year-old billionaire visited Michigan and then Wisconsin on Saturday. Still to the extent, he called his opponent Joe Biden a “criminal” and claimed that the Democrats were anti-Americans. In 2016, he won Michigan and Wisconsin, two traditionally Democratic states.

Faced with polls that give him beaten, a coronavirus pandemic that has exceeded 8 million positive cases in the United States and the doubts that arise in his own camp, the host of the White House has been playing in recent days the everything for all to win the election on November 3.

4-Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of having violated the truce

Azerbaijan on Sunday accused the Armenian army of violating the ceasefire in Nagorny Karabakh, hours after its entry into force. For its part, Yerevan blames Baku for not having respected it.

Azerbaijan earlier vowed to “avenge” the deaths of thirteen civilians, including children, who perished the night before in a night-time bombardment of Gandja, the country’s second city.

The resumption of fighting three weeks ago left hundreds of people dead. After a first failed ceasefire attempt under the aegis of Moscow, the conflict escalated again on Saturday.

5-The aid of 150 euros extended to the beneficiaries of the APL and to the scholarship holders

We know a little more about the help that the government will provide in the fight against poverty. Prime Minister Jean Castex announced that the aid of 150 euros unveiled this week for the most precarious people would be extended to young people benefiting from housing assistance as well as to scholarship students, in an interview with
Sunday newspaper.

The Prime Minister specifies that he will present next week “Act II of the poverty strategy” of the government. This plan was to be unveiled on Saturday during a trip to Essonne, which he gave up following the beheading of a teacher from Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. “I can already tell you that the winter campaign, which usually begins on November 1, will begin today”, this Sunday, indicates the head of government.


Reference-www.20minutes.fr

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