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Roger-Viollet Agency : Massacre of October 17, 1961


60 years ago, the photographers Georges Azenstarck and Jacques Boissay covered the demonstrations in Paris of pacifist Algerians of the FLN demanding an end to the curfew targeting North Africans. Under the responsibility of the prefect of police Maurice Papon, the violent police repression made dozens of victims. For fear of a new seizure, the photographs of Georges Azenstarck, employee of the newspaper L’Humanité, were not be published the next day. His pictures and his testimony became useful during the Papon trial in 1997.

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Agence Roger-Viollet

6, rue de Seine 75006 Paris

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