Macron 'recognises' 1961 massacre of Algerians but no apology for 'crime'

French President Emmanuel Macron condemns as 'inexcusable' the massacre of peaceful Algerian protestors on the streets of Paris in 1961. Yet critics say the move doesn't go far enough

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10/17/2021 2:30:00 AM

French President Emmanuel Macron condemns as 'inexcusable' the massacre of peaceful Algerian protestors on the streets of Paris in 1961. Yet critics say the move doesn't go far enough

The deadly 1961 crackdown revealed the horror of 'massacres and crimes against humanity that will remain engraved in the collective memory', the French president said in a statement released by his office.

Fast NewsThe deadly 1961 crackdown revealed the horror of"massacres and crimes against humanity that will remain engraved in the collective memory", the French president said in a statement released by his office.French President Emmanuel Macron stands at attention after laying a wreath near the Pont de Bezons (Bezons Bridge) on October 16, 2021 in Colombes, near Paris. (AFP)

Emmanuel Macron denounced as an "unforgivable crime," a bloody crackdown on Algerian protesters by police in Paris 60 years ago. Although Macron "recognised" the massacre, he did not apologise. He did not announce a commission into what happened and no compensation.

Macron's statement becomes the strongest recognition by a French president of a massacre in which many bodies were thrown into the River Seine.Yet critics say the move doesn't go far enough.In a series of tweets, in Arabic, following Macron's statement the Algerian journalist Khadija Benguenna, called the events of October 16 1961, "one of the most horrific massacres of genocide against Algerians who went out in a peaceful demonstration in Paris." headtopics.com

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Khadija, who has more than 1.2 million Twitter followers and is considered one of the Arab worlds most influential personalities, said Macron's recognition of the massacre doesn't go far enough."The number of people killed by shooting and thrown into the Seine remains a state secret to this day, and the apology remains a distant prospect," she added.

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He can't recognise enough. The list so long..

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