French far-left activists, their arms raised, gather around close to the place where Clement Meric, 19, was attacked, Thursday, June 6, 2013. A group of skinheads attacked a French far

 

              French far-left activists, their arms raised,  gather around close to the place where Clement Meric, 19, was attacked, Thursday, June 6, 2013. A group of skinheads attacked a French far
French far-left activists, their arms raised, gather around close to the place where Clement Meric, 19, was attacked, Thursday, June 6, 2013. A group of skinheads attacked a French far-left activist in the heart of Paris' shopping district, leaving the young man brain-dead in the hospital Thursday, officials said, in an attack that raised fears of increased far-right violence. Political tensions are high in France after months of protests against legalizing gay marriage that sometimes ended with troublemakers from the extreme right clashing with police. The victim, Clement Meric, is a student at Sciences Po, one of France's most prestigious universities, according to the school.(AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)