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Demonstration of October 17, 1961 in Paris: what really happened


ANALYSIS - On the eve of the 60th anniversary of the prohibited demonstration of October 17, 1961 in Paris and its bloody repression, back to the facts, in a climate of violence and almost madness that we can hardly measure today.

We would like not to have to evoke so much pain.

But the prohibited demonstration of October 17, 1961 in Paris and its bloody repression, sixty years ago to the day, are now the subject of a battle of memories and, too often, of an ideological and political use that does not take place. pays little attention to respect for facts and context.

It is therefore important to remember them.

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In October 1961, the Algerian war, which began almost seven years earlier, dragged on.

The tension is extreme, not only in Algeria, but also in metropolitan France.

The great mass of French people hope to end it quickly, turn the page and no longer think about it.

Since the overwhelming yes victory in the referendum on self-determination in Algeria in January 1961, de Gaulle has engaged in public negotiations with the political branch of the FLN.

He repressed the Algiers putsch in April 1961, then, now in force for five months article 16 of the Constitution on full powers, the Head of State not only

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Source: lefigaro

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