According to "Algeria 360.com"
Weakened by illness, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika attended Saturday commemorations of the war of independence.
This is a rare event to be emphasized: Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has publicly raised this Saturday on the graves of "martyrs" of the war of independence. A meditation on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the uprising commemorated in moderation according to images broadcast by television.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 77, a veteran of the war, has been well received in "Martyrs' Square" El Alia cemetery, a suburb east of Algiers, where are buried the greatest figures of the revolt. Still weakened by illness after a stroke in the month of April 2013, the head of state, three-piece suit, arrived in a wheelchair at the cemetery. He laid a wreath at the national flag and took salute before he kissed the main Algerian officials.
The denunciation of colonialism
"A handful of men decided to change the course of history, after the political movements, all the trends had exhausted all means of struggle," Abdelaziz Bouteflika recalled Friday in a message to the Algerians. He denounced a "colonialism that handled the iron scepter of despotism wild unprecedented confiscation these people of their dignity and mark the spiritual and material to be convinced of its ultimate grip on Algeria and its riches."
At midnight a burst of sixty cannon thundered in the sky of Algiers, followed by a siren horn amount marina. Thousands of people attended a sound and light show on the esplanade of the main post office in Algiers landmark built in the heart of the old colonial district to celebrate the centenary of the settlement began in 1830.
These commemorations marking the 60th anniversary of the night of November 1, 1954 when thirty attacks on the symbols of the colonial presence has made seven people, including a teacher and a significant Muslim.
The date will be inserted in the history of France as the "Red All Saints, and Algeria as the" Glorious Revolution "that led to the country's independence in 1962. He made a million and a half" martyrs "Algerians, according to Algiers.