Algerian protesters step up pressure with new demonstration

  • Thursday 21, November 2019 06:40 AM
  • Algerian protesters step up pressure with new demonstration
Sharjah24 – Reuters: Hundreds of Algerians marched in the capital Algiers late on Wednesday, stepping up pressure on the authorities to cancel a Dec. 12 presidential election.
Weekly protests have taken place on Tuesdays and Fridays since February, but demonstrators appear eager to increase their street presence in the run up to the vote.

Marching through the main streets of Algiers, the protesters chanted "No vote, no vote" as security forces intervened to disperse them.

The protest movement erupted in February as veteran president Abdelaziz Bouteflika prepared to stand for another term in an election that was originally scheduled for July.