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09 Apr 2019 | 01:26 PM UTC

Algeria: Clashes between protesters and security forces in Algiers April 9

Algeria News Alert

Police disperse forcibly student protesters in Algiers April 9; similar clashes possible over the coming hours and days

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/9/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/11/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Algiers). COUNTRY/REGION Algiers, La Grande Poste, Place Maurice Audin, Avenue Pasteur

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Event

Clashes between security forces and student protesters were reported in Algiers on Tuesday, April 9. Students gathered outside La Grande Poste at 09:30 (local time) before attempting to march to Place Maurice Audin, via avenue Pasteur, but were blocked by police. Security forces reportedly used tear gas and water cannon to disperse demonstrators.

Similar clashes between protesters and security forces are possible in the coming hours and days.

Context

Multiple protests have been organized across the country since February 22 in response to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's campaign to be reelected for a fifth term; presidential elections were set for April 18 before being postponed by the president. Bouteflika previously stated he would not run for reelection following weeks of protests over his candidacy and ultimately announced his resignation on April 2. Despite Bouteflika's resignation and although a new caretaker government was approved on March 31, demonstrators have vowed to continue protesting until new elections are held.

Advice

Individuals in Algeria are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate business and transportation disruptions as well as a heightened security presence near protest sites, refrain from discussing political subjects in public or on social media,and adhere to instructions issued by the local authorities and their home government.

 

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