Algerian protesters continue call for president to go

Written by on March 29, 2019

Thousands of Algerians are gathering in Algiers for the sixth successive Friday of mass anti-government protests.

They will be the first since the elderly and sick president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, lost the support of both the army and his own party.

Both this week called for the 82-year-old head of state to be declared unfit to rule.

Some protesters have been camping outside the main post office, the city landmark that has been the epicentre of the demonstrations.

They are calling for the departure of not just the president but also an entire generation of Algerian political leaders, including those who would be in line to succeed him.

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