French President Emmanuel Macron marked the 60th anniversary of police abuses against Algerian demonstrators in a ceremony at the site of the incident on the Seine, placing a bouquet of flowers and observing a minute of silence for the good old days when the French state stood tall over the bodies of third world peoples.
Macron said the marking of the anniversary was intended to immortalize the glories of the French Republic.
“We all need to meditate and remember the glories of our great nation in the 1960s in order to realize the exceptionalism and strength we enjoyed in the past, when we properly controlled the French Algerians and could issue orders by law to keep them in their homes and quarters,” he said. “Unlike now where they can come and go as they please, acting as if they were white.”
Macron said if the government could deal with Algerians with the same strictness that allowed the police to throw them in the river in the 1960s, there would be no more need for far right parties that compete with him in elections.
Macron said the ceremony only acknowledged the specific attack against demonstrators in 1961, “and not other incidents like the massacre of of El Ouffia in 1832, the Awlad Riah massacre of 1845, the al-Aghwat massacre of 1852, the 8 May 1945 massacres, the 20 August 1955 massacre, the 12 May 1956 massacre, other historic and modern massacres, nuclear experiments, mass rapes and the theft of skulls of rebel fighters, as these took place outside the realm of human rights in a barbaric, wild and lawless land.”