Militants target Paris avenue named after 'butcher' colonial governor

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Members of French anti-racist organisation SOS Racisme have painted over a street sign in Paris on the Avenue Bugeaud, named after the first French governor-general of Algeria, so that it reads 'Avenue of the Butcher Bugeaud', a reference to the brutality of France's 19th-Century military campaign in the north African country.

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Anti-racism campaigners in France have defaced a street sign in the capital named after Thomas Bugeaud, a former military commander and the first colonial governor of Algeria, reports BBC News.