October 17, 1961: Macron denounces “inexcusable crimes for the Republic”

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French President Emmanuel Macron attends a national memorial service for Hubert Germain, the last companion of the Liberation, at the Hotel des Invalides in Paris, France, October 15, 2021. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

POLICY – The terms are strong and they were expected. In a press release this Saturday, October 16, Emmanuel Macron denounced “inexcusable crimes for the Republic”, at the end of an official ceremony for the 60th anniversary of the massacre of Algerians committed on October 17, 1961.

The Head of State “recognized the facts: the crimes committed that night under the authority of Maurice Papon are inexcusable for the Republic”, indicates a press release from the Elysee Palace, released just after a ceremony on the banks of the Seine, near the Bezons bridge, borrowed 60 years ago by Algerian demonstrators who arrived from the neighboring slum of Nanterre at the appeal of the branch of the FLN installed in France.

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Also to see The HuffPost: Macron pays tribute to resistance fighter Hubert Germain, “keeper of the torch of General de Gaulle”

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