More police operations under way over killing of French teacher: minister
More police operations were underway on Monday in connection with the killing of a French teacher by a suspected
Islamist, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said.
French history teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded on Friday outside his school in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, in the northern Paris suburbs, by an 18-year-old man who was subsequently shot dead by police.
The killing sparked outrage in France and drew condemnation from President Emmanuel Macron and political parties.
Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said there were about 80 investigations underway into online hate speech
in France and that he was looking into whether or not certain groups from the French Muslim community should be dissolved following accusations of promoting violence and hate.
“Police operations have taken place and more will take place, concerning tens of individuals,” he told Europe 1 radio.