Evidence suggests anti-fascist group may have been aggressors in brawl with far-right skinheads that led to death of teenage activist Clément Méric.
Politicians in France have reacted with horror and outrage after a 19-year-old student and anti-fascist activist was beaten up and fatally injured during a confrontation with skinheads wearing neo-Nazi slogans in the centre of Paris. Clément Méric, who was reportedly hit with a knuckle duster, was taken to hospital with terrible head injuries. His death was announced later. Seven people have since been arrested in connection with the deadly assault. Mediapart reports on an incident that has sent shock waves through the French political establishment.
The 18-year-old was attacked by a group of neo-Nazis in what police say was a "politically motivated incident" pitting far right against far left.