The Battle of Algiers: Countering FLN Support
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During a nationwide general strike meant to bring attention to the Algerian struggle against the French, French authorities attempt to pacify the Algerian people. The French make negative comments about the National Liberation Front (FLN) in order to counter domestic support for the organization. A young Algerian boy gains access to a microphone and garners support for the FLN.

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  1. What are the French authorities proclaiming?
  2. How do the Algerians react when the young boy calls for FLN support?

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