Hundreds of people held a rally against anti-Semitism in Lyon on Tuesday evening, to protest a recent increase of anti-Semitic crimes in France.
Former Prime Minister Manuel Valls was at the rally, as well as Allan Knoll, the son of Mireille Knoll, an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor who was murder in her apartment in Paris on March 2018. The murder was described as an anti-Semitic hate crime by local authorities.
“Due to the increase in the acts of violence and anti-Semitic hatred, we cannot stay silenced. It’s enough. For how long are we going to let our mothers and brothers getting murdered in the Parisian streets?” Knoll said.
The protest in Lyon comes as part of a number of protests throughout the country against a recent spate of anti-Semitic attacks.