Algerian police used water cannon in an attempt to disperse hundreds of people at a protest in Algiers on Friday. The rally, which comes 10 days after former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced his resignation, called for a change to the entire ruling system.
Footage shows people chanting while the cannons fired water, and the continuance of the rally afterwards. There are no reports of... Еще people injured or clashes with the police. The demonstration was part of Friday protests against what protesters believe is a possible manoeuvring of the government to remain in power.
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 him to be declared incapable of carrying out his duties. One week later, Algeria's parliament appointed 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, to choose a successor to Bouteflika.
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