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Algerians protest against Bouteflika's bid for fifth term

Algerians protest against Bouteflika's bid for fifth term
Saturday 23
2:40 2019

Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban on protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office. The protesters chanted pro-democracy slogans at a rally on Friday in Algier's May 1 Square amid a heavy police presence, witnesses said. Security forces cordoned off the square and prevented other protesters from entering it, the witnesses added. "No fifth mandate," chanted the mostly young demonstrators, many waving Algerian flags, as they started to march through central Algiers. Earlier this month, Bouteflika, who has ruled the North African country since 1999, ...

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Aljazeera : Algerians protest against Bouteflika's bid for fifth term

Summary: Hundreds march in the capital and other cities amid heavy security as 81-year-old ruler announces re-election bid.

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