Algeria News

Fresh protests erupt in Algeria

Thousands continued protesting in Algiers for an eighth successive Friday. They’re still demanding the ruling elite step down ahead of a presidential election in July. Algerian police arrested 108 people after clashes with “infiltrators” that injured 27 policemen, they said in a statement. Ten days ago, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned after spending 20 years in power. It came after weeks of demonstrations. Abdelkader Bensalah, head of the upper house of parliament, replaced the ailing 82-year-old as interim president until the election on July 4. But protestors chanted “No to Bensalah,” and one banner read “We want the prosecution of all corrupt people”. “We came out today to say that Bensalah’s position is unconstitutional,” said one protester. “The constitution needs to be protected.

SOURCE: Euronews

Related posts

Obama urges Americans to continue social distancing despite Trump’s wishes to reopen economy


60 Ghanaian Women Graduate From Adidome Farming Institute’s “Women In The Driver Seat” Program


Benin President Takes Action, West African nations to withdraw CFA reserves from France