Place du 8 Fevrier 1962, Paris

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The Place du 8 Février 1962 is a public square located in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, specifically in the Charonne district, at the intersection of the Rue de Charonne and the Boulevard Voltaire.
The name of the square commemorates the date, 8 February 1962, when the nine "martyrs of Charonne" were killed at the entrance of the nearby Metro station. The killings happened during the repression of a demonstration against the shadowy Secret Army Organization (OAS) and the Algerian War. According to the historian, Alain Dewerpe, this event qualifies as a "state-sponsored massacre".
The square was dedicated on 8 February 2007 by Bertrand Delanoë, the mayor of Paris, after sprays of flowers were deposited at the foot of a commemorative plaque installed inside the Metro station where the killings occurred. The memorial was sponsored by the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) of the RATP (Autonomous Transport Operating Company of Paris).
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  • Located in the 11th arrondissement of Paris at the level of the intersection of the boulevard Voltaire and the street of Charonne; This place was created, named and opened by Bertrand Delanoë February 8, 2007. It is served by the station of metro Charonne (line 9).
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  • When you see the street sign, everything will be summarized. It has absolutely nothing to do. It is a crossroads and a metro station... You don't have to move, look at the attached pictures... The metro station is "Charonne".
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