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Beheading of French teacher an attack on 'the republic and its values', says Macron

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has said France’s battle against Islamist terrorism is 'existential' after the killing of Samuel Paty, a teacher who reportedly showed his class a caricature of the prophet Muhammad. Macron, who visited the site of the killing near a school in a Paris suburb, said the 47-year-old victim had been 'assassinated' and that his killer sought to 'attack the republic and its values'. French police shot a man dead after the attack and officials swiftly announced the killing was being investigated by an anti-terrorism prosecutor. Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub Macron speaks of 'existential' fight against terrorism after teacher killed in France ► https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/16/french-police-shoot-man-dead-after-knife-attack-near-paris-school Teacher decapitated in Paris named as Samuel Paty, 47 ► https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/17/teacher-decapitated-in-paris-named-as-samuel-paty-47 Support the Guardian ► https://support.theguardian.com/contribute Today in Focus podcast ► https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/todayinfocus The Guardian YouTube network: The Guardian ► http://www.youtube.com/theguardian Owen Jones talks ► http://bit.ly/subsowenjones Guardian Football ► http://is.gd/guardianfootball Guardian Sport ► http://bit.ly/GDNsport Guardian Culture ► http://is.gd/guardianculture

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