Algeria: Thousands gather in Algiers for 13th Friday of anti-govt protest

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Algiers for the 13th Friday in a row, demanding officials from the previous administration be removed from office ahead of the upcoming presidential elections. Footage shows protesters filling the streets and facing dozens of police in riot gear with armoured vans. The protests began on February 16, shortly after then-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika... Еще announced he was running for re-election. Bouteflika resigned on April 2, following months of pressure from protesters and the military, however, the protests continued. The protesters demand political reforms and the removal of Interim President Abdelkader Bensalah, and Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui, who were appointed by Bouteflika before his resignation, amid reports that the elections, scheduled for July 4, may be postponed. mandatory credit: casbah tribune
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