Friday, June 7, 2013

Clement Meric Murder: Protests held in France after left-wing student beaten to death

PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) - Left-wingers protested in Paris on Thursday one day after a group of far-right militants beat a leftist student to death in a busy central Paris district.

Clement Meric, 19, a student at the prestigious Sciences Po university, was beaten up near St. Lazare station and taken to hospital with head injuries. He was declared dead on Thursday.

Several hundred people gathered near the site of the beating where they chanted left-wing slogans and friends made speeches paying tribute to Meric.

Another demonstration took place in the heart of the Latin Quarter, the capital's traditional student neighbourhood. Separate protests were held at Meric's university and in some other French cities.