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09 May 2019 | 10:37 PM UTC

Algeria: Anti-government protests expected in Algiers, other cities May 10 /update 3

Algeria News Alert

Thousands to protest nationwide in Algeria May 10; heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/9/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/11/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Algiers). COUNTRY/REGION Algeria

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Event

Thousands of demonstrators are expected to take part in nationwide protests on Friday, May 10, to demand fundamental changes in political leadership following former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation from office. Large demonstrations are likely in central Algiers and in other major cities.

Political rallies and protests are likely across Algeria in the coming days and weeks amid ongoing political uncertainty. A heightened security presence and associated disruptions (e.g. transportation, commercial, internet service) are likely during protests. Clashes between protesters and police cannot be ruled out.

Context

Bouteflika resigned as president on April 2 following weeks of protests sparked by his intention to run for a fifth term. A caretaker government was approved on March 31, though protesters have vowed to continue to hold demonstrations until elections are held on July 4.

Advice

Individuals in Algeria are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and anticipate a heightened security presence and localized business and transportation disruptions near demonstration sites.

 

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