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Macron condemns 'inexcusable' police crackdown on 1961 Paris protest of Algerians

At a meeting with relatives and activists to mark the 60th anniversary of the bloodshed, Macron "recognised the facts: that the crimes committed that night under (then Paris police chief and former Nazi collaborator) Maurice Papon are inexcusable for the Republic," the Elysee said.

AFP SPORT
Published October 16,2021
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French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday condemned as "inexcusable" a deadly crackdown by Paris police on an October 1961 protest by Algerians against then colonial ruler France that he said left dozens dead.

At a meeting with relatives and activists to mark the 60th anniversary of the bloodshed, Macron "recognised the facts: that the crimes committed that night under (then Paris police chief and former Nazi collaborator) Maurice Papon are inexcusable for the Republic," the Elysee said.