8 skinheads quizzed over Paris killing

2013-06-07 14:52
(Mike Theiler, AFP)

(Mike Theiler, AFP)

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Paris - Eight people linked to extreme-right groups are being questioned in the death this week of a young far-left militant after a fight with skinheads in Paris.

A spokesperson for the prosecutor's office said that an autopsy was being carried out on Friday on the body of 19-year-old Clement Meric, a student at Sciences Po, one of France's most prestigious universities.

He died in the hospital after the clash on Wednesday between the two extremist groups.

Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said that a 20-year-old is suspected of dealing what became the fatal blow.

Investigators are trying to establish whether that suspect belongs to the Revolutionary Nationalist Youth group or another organised extreme-right movement.

The deadly brawl has spurred calls for authorities to ban extreme-right groups that have grown more visible in recent months.

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