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Q: Paris January/Februaury 1962 ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Paris January/Februaury 1962
Category: Reference, Education and News
Asked by: ross18-ga
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Posted: 14 Sep 2006 13:29 PDT
Expires: 14 Oct 2006 13:29 PDT
Question ID: 765365
In January 1962 or early February 1962, Andre Malraux was the target
of an OAS bomb that ended up causing a little girl to lose her sight.
What is the exact date of this?

And a demonstration took place on February 8, 1962 protesting the
bombing. What time of day did the demonstration start and/or what time
did the demonstration end in a riot that killed 8 demonstrators?
Subject: Re: Paris January/Februaury 1962
Answered By: scriptor-ga on 14 Sep 2006 14:17 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear ross18,

The exact date of the bomb attack is 7 February 1962. The bomb
exploded circa 13:15h, at the house 19bis Avenue Victor-Hugo in Paris,
where Andre Malraux lived. The young girl who became the victim of
this attack was 4-year-old Delphine Renard.

The starting time for the anti-OAS demonstration the following day was
18:30h, at the Place de la Bastille. At the same time, there were
first violent confrontations with the police at nearby Rue Saint
Gilles, with several injured. Since it looked like the demonstration
might get out of control, the organizers decided to bring it to an end
about one hour later. When the demonstrators began to leave at around
19:30h, a massive police forcibly pushed them back to Charonne métro
station. This was the point when the riot began. Later, 8 dead were
counted (5 at Charonne station, 3 at Voltaire station). 110
demonstrators were injured, one of whom died some days later. The
police had 140 injured.

Hope this answers your question!


Historia: L'attentat de trop (in French)

L'Humanité: Souvenir. Le 8 février 1962, ils manifestaient pour la
paix en Algérie et contre l?OAS (in French)
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