A number of Harkis (traitors of Algeria Liberation War) and their supporters traveled 200 kilometers on foot to reach the headquarters of the G7 meeting in the southwestern city of Biarritz, to communicate their demands to the French President Emmanuel Macron.
According to the French website “Sud-Ouest”, a number of Harkis and their sympathizers began on the 14th of August, a walk 200 kilometers from the town of Bias (southwest) to reach the venue of the G7 summit in Biarritz, to communicate their demands to French President Emmanuel Macron via a private letter.
Harkis said they wanted to inform President Macron that he should grant them their rights and know what their place is in this country (France) and that the French state must admit that it abandoned them, adding they had elected Macron and that he must fulfill his promises.
The French website reported that Harkis and sympathizers are expected to organize a march, on Saturday, in the southwestern city of Biarritz (on the Atlantic Ocean), coinciding with the start of the G7 summit of the United States, Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Canada, and Italy.
The French government has approved more financial aid to the Harkis and their families in the fiscal law for the current year estimated at 40 million euros (DZD 30 billion), and also more recognition for their contribution to France in the fight against the Algerian revolution (their Algerian brothers), in addition to the proposal of the Ministry of Armies to impose a fine of 12.000 Euro against those who insult the Harkis and their families on the French soil.