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Police have fired teargas to disperse tens of thousands of demonstrators marching through central #Algiers against Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term in office, the biggest protest in the #Algerian capital since the Arab spring. google.com/amp/s/amp.theg…
Other marches in cities around the country including Oran, Constantine, Sétif, Tizi Ouzou and Bouïra drew thousands more angry at the ailing president’s attempt to prolong his 20 years in power, local media reported.
Nahla Djabi, a marcher, said the protesters were heading “towards the central post office, and from there the presidential palace.The atmosphere is very relaxed, there are plenty of families, women, children. It’s calm for the moment. It’s very joyous.We have hope, a lot of hope”
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