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Algerian War: Emmanuel Macron faced with the trap of memory

2021-10-17T18:33:55.782Z

The president recognized Saturday the “inexcusable crimes” committed according to him by the Republic against the Algerian demonstrators, on October 17, 1961 in Paris.



An "

intuition

". This is how Emmanuel Macron's entourage explains the president's choice to anticipate the commemorations - twenty-four hours in advance - of the sixtieth anniversary of the events of October 17, 1961. That day, While the Algerian war is not over and the tension is extremely high in the country, several tens of thousands of Algerians from the Paris region begin a march towards Paris to protest against the establishment of a cover-up. fire. Despite the ban on the demonstration by the authorities, various processions set off. Prefect Maurice Papon then left the police full latitude to arrest them. This will end with a death toll that is still uncertain today. Bodies are thrown into the Seine from the bridges that the demonstrators cross to reach the capital.Including that of Bezons (Val-d'Oise), borrowed from the slum of Nanterre.

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Source: lefigaro

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