Blood on the Seine …

At five months of the end of the war in Algeria, October 17, 1961, Paris was the site of one of the largest massacres of the common people in contemporary history of Western Europe. That day, tens of thousands of Algerians demonstrating peacefully against the curfew that targets since October 5 and repression organized by the Seine prefect of police, Maurice Papon representative of the French state. The police response will be terrible. Dozens of Algerians, perhaps between 150 and 200, are executed. Some bodies are found in the Seine. For decades, the memory of this major episode in the war of Algeria will be obscured. Lire la suite

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