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17/11/1986 The head of the Renault car company, Georges Besse, is assassinated outside his home in Paris


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The responsibility for the murder was claimed by the militant anarchist organization Action Directe. The reason for it was Besse's reforms, which involved laying off a large number of workers. However, the organization's members later denied any responsibility during the trial.
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