Algerians converge for huge anti-government protest

Thousands of anti-government protesters have taken to the streets of the Algerian capital, Algiers, with columns of marchers converging on the city centre.

Algerians shout slogans during anti-government demonstration in Algiers, Algeria - 26 February 2021

The gathering appeared to be a resumption of the weekly demonstrations on Fridays that were halted a year ago by the coronavirus pandemic.

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The street protests brought down President Abdulaziz Bouteflika in 2019, and then continued as the demonstrators pressed in vain for a sweeping away of the rest of the political establishment.

source : bbc news

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