A famous far-right historian and anti-gay marriage activist has shot himself inside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, at around 4pm local time today (21 May).
Dominique Venner, 78, committed suicide in front of several tourists in the renowned French temple of Christianity.
Police confirmed the suicide, but Venner’s reasons are still unknown.
The cathedral was also evacuated. A letter was found on Venner’s body, but its content has not been revealed.