The legacy of resistance in Marseille’s Belle de Mai neighbourhood • FRANCE 24 English

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    The #BanlieueProject team discovers the #BelledeMai neighbourhood in the southern French city of #Marseille. Known as a hub of resistance during the 1871 uprising, Belle de Mai now hosts the artistic wing of the cultural centre la Friche, which has put on a play honouring the history of the working-class, immigrant neighbourhood. The Banlieue Project team went to meet some of the residents.

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