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French activist Clement Meric left braindead after attack by skinheads

An 18-year-old French student has been left brain dead after an attack by neo-Nazi’s in Paris. Clement Meric, was an anti-fascism campaigner and pro-gay marriage activist known for his commitment to opposing the extreme right.

BBC reports:

A French left-wing activist has been declared brain-dead after an attack blamed on skinheads in central Paris.

Clement Meric, an 18-year-old student, was with friends when he was “hit extremely violently” by several men during a fight, officials say.

The attackers have not been traced but investigations are focusing on a small far-right group.

French President Francois Hollande said he condemned Wednesday night’s attack “in the strongest terms”.

Mr Meric – a student at Sciences Po, a leading undergraduate school in Paris – was attending a clothes sale near St Lazare train station when three men described as skinheads and a woman confronted his group.

France 24 adds:

Several people have been arrested in connection with a Wednesday assault by skinheads that left Cl?ment M?ric, an 18-year-old left-wing activist, brain dead in what police described as a “politically motivated incident” on the streets of Paris.

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