Sunday, 16 October 2011

In memory of the Algerian victims of 17 October 1961

50 years today.

Algerians in Paris peacefully demonstrated for an independent Algeria on 17 October 1961. Hundreds of them were attacked and massacred by French police and thrown into the river Seine. These killings were never acknowledged by the French authorities. Today, demonstrations all over France are taking place to ask that this massacre be formally recognised.

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