"October 17, 1961 was the height of police violence against Algerian demonstrators"

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French President Emmanuel Macron, during the ceremony in tribute to the victims of the massacre of October 17, 1961. October 16, 2021 near the Pont de Bezons in Colombes, in the Paris region.

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By: Florent Guignard Follow

President Emmanuel Macron commemorated this Saturday, October 16, 2021, the 60th anniversary of October 17, 1961. Police repression of a peaceful demonstration by Algerians in Paris, in the midst of the Algerian war of independence.

An inexcusable crime for the Republic

 " he declared in a statement.

To talk about it, Florent Guignard is online with the historian Tramor Quemeneur, member of the steering committee of the National Museum of Immigration History and author of the book 

The Algerian War Revisited: New Generations, New Looks

(editions Karthala). 

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