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Marking The 30th Anniversary Of The Beurs’ March For Equality

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Western Europe, France, Arts & Culture, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Ethnicity & Race, Film, Human Rights, Politics

30 years ago (October 15, 1983), a march for equality against racism [1] [fr] began in Marseille [2] with 32 people, mostly of Arab origin, to ask for the right to vote and a 10-year resident card. The Beurs’ March (Beur is a colloquial french term for people with roots in Northern Africa) arrived in Paris on December 3 with more than 60,000 people having joined in the initial set of marchers. Numerous events are celebrating the anniversary all over France, though in a complicated context given the rapid rise of the far-right in France. The following video is one of the many media productions commemorating the anniversary [fr]: