Thousands gathered in Algeria to reject Bouteflika's offer

Algerian popular protests against President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika continue, where thousands protested today in the capital and other cities demanding his departure.


Thousands of Algerians resumed protests in the capital and other cities on Tuesday, demanding President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika step down and reject his offer not to spend his full term after the elections in April.

Tens of thousands have gathered in cities across Algeria in the biggest protests since the Arab Spring in 2011, demanding Bouteflika, 82, not to run in the elections scheduled for April 18. Bouteflika presented his candidacy on Sunday.

The demonstrations are the biggest challenge so far for Bouteflika and the ruling elite of the ruling party, business tycoons, the military and the security services.

The students protested in cities including Qonstantine, Annaba and Balida.




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