The Algerian war of Independence
from the French was fought from October 31, 1954 until March 19,
of this war, the Battle of Algiers was fought from 1956-1957.
rally in Paris in 1961, many Algerian independence protesters were
killed by the French police.
France, March 19 is the official day of remembrance of the victims
of this war, both Algerian and French.