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People march to protest against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's plan to extend his 20-year rule by seeking a fifth term in April elections in Algiers, Algeria, March 1, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

Thousands of Algerians flooded the streets across the country again this Friday in a “Million Man” march. Demonstrations first erupted last weekend, though state media only acknowledged the events on Tuesday.

Citizens have mobilized in response to the news that ruling president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, is running for yet another term in April’s elections. The mostly young and male protesters have been yelling pro-democracy chants and slogans such as “Leave Means Leave,” “No Fifth Term” and “No Bouteflika, No Said” in reference to the president’s brother. Some have even called for the downfall of the regime. Students, lawyers, and journalists have also joined in.…  Seguir leyendo »