Left-wing activist dies after Paris skinhead attack
French police arrested a number of people in connection with the assault, which they describe as a 'politically motivated incident.'
Several people have been arrested in connection with a Wednesday assault by skinheads that left a young left-wing activist dead, Interior Minister Manuel Valls told AFP. Police described the incident as being "politically motivated."
Clément Méric, an 18-year-old anti-fascism campaigner, was attending a clothes sale with friends in the 9th district of central Paris when three “skinhead-type” individuals, including one woman, arrived on the scene.
Witnesses told police that “angry words were exchanged” before the aggressors left “to fetch reinforcements.”