Thousands protest in Paris against anti-semitism

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In the French capital, Paris, Wednesday evening, thousands of people on the street come for a ‘white march’ against anti-semitism, after the murder of an 85-year-old jewish woman. When some of the politicians at the protest wanted to connect, hit the atmosphere tense.

The body of the elderly Mireille Knoll was Friday night partly carbonized detected in her Parisian flat, where she lived alone. The firefighters discovered several fires, were later also traces of knife wounds on her body found. Meanwhile, two suspects in suspicion and held for manslaughter with an anti-semitic character.

In honor of the victim walked thousands of Parisians wed night to the house where the victim was killed. The action was an initiative of the council of jewish institution in France. Also in cities such as Marseille, Bordeaux and Lille drew outraged people to the streets.


Several ministers and secretaries of state were prominent in the march in the French capital. When Marine Le Pen, of the far-right National Front, and Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the leader of the radical leftist La France Insoumise, located at the parade wanted to join, it led to riots.

Le Pen was booed, Mélenchon was under police escort to be led away after a scuffle came between his supporters and a few protesters.

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