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26 Oct 2018 | 11:38 PM UTC

Algeria: Student demonstration in Tizi Ouzou October 28

Algeria News Alert

Student demonstration expected in Tizi Ouzou on October 28; avoid all protests

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/26/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/28/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Algiers). COUNTRY/REGION Tizi Ouzou


Student associations have called for a demonstration in Tizi Ouzou (Tizi Ouzou province, Kabylie region) on Sunday, October 28. According to local sources, the demonstration is being organized to denounce mandatory Arabic classes in schools and to protest comments made by Naïma Salhi, a member of the People's National Assembly, who called for a boycott of the Amazigh language. Demonstrators are expected to rally in downtown Tizi Ouzou starting at 11:00 (local time). Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are to be anticipated near the demonstration.  


Individuals in Algeria, particularly in Kabylie region, are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all related demonstrations and gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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