At the end of 1957, colonial France asserted that “political dissent” in Algeria had been eradicated. Yet, the Algerian people would soon go down the street to once again show their desire for independence under the banner of FLN / ALN.
On December 11, 1960, three years after the Battle of Algiers, large-scale popular uprisings triumphed over French military oppression and changed the course of the Algerian revolution.
The Algerian population, including the elderly and a vanguard of women and children from thousands of shantytowns and segregated neighborhoods, converged on colonial cities across Algeria with flags, banners and fists lifted.
The retaliation, as usual, was brutal – but they failed to suppress the insurgency.