22 May 2015

Rallies after student threatened over Charlie Hebdo tribute

Teachers and students at a French school rallied Thursday in support of a pupil who received death threats for publishing an edition of the school newspaper in support of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Education authorities said that the school's security would be strengthened, saying "the internal vigilance will be reinforced", and that the high schooler will have special police protection "if needed".

The student, 17-year-old Louis, published a special edition of the paper in January after Islamists went on a killing spree on the streets of Paris that left 17 people dead and saw the capital gripped with fear for three days. [AFP] Read more