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On Algerian streets, hope for revolutionary change. But history haunts the protesters.

On Algerian streets, hope for revolutionary change. But history haunts the protesters.
Thursday 27
17:55 2019

Algerian riot policemen stand guard as protesters take to the streets of Algiers in an anti-system demonstration on June 21. (Ryad Kramdi/AFP/Getty Images) Ever since late February, tens of thousands of Algerians have descended every Friday into the grand colonial boulevards of this capital and other cities. Triggered by the prospect of a fifth presidential term for an ailing octogenarian rarely seen in public, the protests — entirely peaceful — have called for an end to the police state. They call it the “Revolution of Smiles,” a tidal wave of optimism and goodwill coursing through the streets demanding a new ...

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Summary: Algerian riot policemen stand guard as protesters take to the streets of Algiers in an anti-system demonstration on June 21. (Ryad Kramdi/AFP/Getty Images) Ever since late February, tens of thousands of Algerians have descended every Friday into the grand colonial boulevards of this capital and other cities. Triggered by the ...

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