French President Emmanuel Macron lays a wreath near the Pont de Bezons, Bezons bridge, during a ceremony commemorating the 60th anniversary of the October 17, 1961 deadly repression of a demonstration of Algerians in Paris. Photo: Reuters
French President Emmanuel Macron lays a wreath near the Pont de Bezons, Bezons bridge, during a ceremony commemorating the 60th anniversary of the October 17, 1961 deadly repression of a demonstration of Algerians in Paris. Photo: Reuters
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France’s Emmanuel Macron says deadly 1961 crackdown on Algerian protesters was ‘inexcusable’

  • The French president marked the 60th anniversary of the protest by acknowledging that ‘crimes’ were committed and dozens were killed
  • The rally was called in the final year of France’s increasingly violent attempt to retain Algeria as a north African colony

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French President Emmanuel Macron lays a wreath near the Pont de Bezons, Bezons bridge, during a ceremony commemorating the 60th anniversary of the October 17, 1961 deadly repression of a demonstration of Algerians in Paris. Photo: Reuters
French President Emmanuel Macron lays a wreath near the Pont de Bezons, Bezons bridge, during a ceremony commemorating the 60th anniversary of the October 17, 1961 deadly repression of a demonstration of Algerians in Paris. Photo: Reuters
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