Algeria: Police fire tear gas at protesters in Algiers

Algerian police used tear gas in an attempt to disperse hundreds of protesters in Algiers on Friday, during a rally calling for the change of the entire ruling system. Hundreds of people took to the streets chanting, while police used teargas to disperse them. The demonstration was part of Friday protests against what protesters believe is a possible manoeuvring of the government to remain in... Еще power. «I hope they all leave and the country develops for the young people to be able to breath and live a good life. For us the older people the train has departed,» an older man protesting alongside younger demonstrators said. For another protester, «the people are here to say 'No' to this power, to this mafia that govern us, to this illegal government.» The 82-year-old president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who was rarely seen in public since suffering a stroke in 2013, announced his resignation on April 2, after the army chief called for his resignation. The Algerian parliament then appointed former President of the Council of Nations Abdelkader Bensalah as the country's interim president for the next 90 days. Bensalah has since announced a new presidential election, scheduled for July 4.
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