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Massive protests in France over skinhead attack that killed activist

Published time: June 07, 2013 07:06

French political left-wing members raise their fists at the Saint-Michel fountain in Paris where they gather to pay homage to Clement Meric on June 6, 2013. (Reuters / Charles Platiau )

French political left-wing members raise their fists at the Saint-Michel fountain in Paris where they gather to pay homage to Clement Meric on June 6, 2013. (Reuters / Charles Platiau )

 
 

 

Tens of thousands of enraged protesters gathered across France on Thursday in homage to a teenage activist who died after being attacked by skinheads. Police have arrested seven suspects in connection with an attack deemed “politically motivated.”

(FILES) This photo taken on April 17, 2013, in Paris, shows Clement Meric. (AFP Photo / Jaques Demarthon)

(FILES) This photo taken on April 17, 2013, in Paris, shows Clement Meric. (AFP Photo / Jaques Demarthon)

More than 15,000 people took to the streets across France following the death of 18-year-old left-wing activist Clement Meric.

At least 6,000 demonstrated in Paris, calling on the government to ban extreme right-wing groups that have become bolder following the legalization of same-sex marriage in the country.

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