1995 Photo Contest, Spot News, 3rd prize

Georges Mérillon


29 June, 1994

Victims of a bomb attack in Algiers lie by the roadside immediately afterwards. In June 1994, some 15,000 protesters took to the streets of Algiers to demonstrate for peace and democracy and against terrorism. The march was organised by the political opposition party RCD (Rassemblement pour la Culture et la Démocratie) in protest of the continued terrorist attacks on artists, intellectuals and foreigners by the outlawed Islamic Salvation Front (FIS). Shortly after the march had started two grenades exploded in the crowd, leaving four people dead and 60 people injured. The fundamentalist Armed Islamic Group (GIA) claimed responsibility.

About the photographer

Georges Mérillon

French photographer Georges Mérillon (France, 1957) started his photographic career in 1980 as a freelance photographer for Géo magazine and Figaro magazine. In 1981, he was one ...

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