Europe 1 with AFP 4:33 p.m., October 16, 2021

In a statement published after the commemoration of the massacre of October 17, 1961, which was held this Saturday on the Bezons bridge, Emmanuel Macron denounced "inexcusable crimes for the Republic".

Emmanuel Macron denounced this Saturday "inexcusable crimes for the Republic", at the end of an official ceremony for the 60th anniversary of the massacre of Algerians committed on October 17, 1961. The Head of State "admitted the facts : the crimes committed that night under the authority of Maurice Papon are inexcusable for the Republic ", indicates a press release from the Elysee Palace, released just after a ceremony on the banks of the Seine, near the Bezons bridge, borrowed 60 years ago by Algerian demonstrators who arrived from the neighboring slum of Nanterre at the appeal of the branch of the FLN installed in France.

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