French skinheads go on trial over 2013 death of anti-fascist activist

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Fatal beating of Clément Méric, 18, led to protests against far-right resurgence in France

Three French former skinheads are going on trial in connection with the death of a young anti-fascist campaigner which led to protests and the banning of three extreme-right groups.

The death in 2013 of Clément Méric, an 18-year-old politics student who had survived childhood leukaemia, shocked France and led to large demonstrations against what was seen as a resurgence of far-right and neo-Nazi groups.

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