19-year-old Clément Méric , a leftist political campaigner was killed after a beating by suspected far-right activists last week. The attack came amid heightened tensions in France between far-left and far-right activists following lengthy protests in the country against the Socialist government's decision to legalize same-sex marriage.
Though his death is a horrifying incident, It is unfortunately neither the first nor the last one. Throughout history, people with the guts to stand up for what they believe in, often meet violent deaths by the hands of their opposition.
Here are a few brave activists, who lost their lives for what they believed in!