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13 Aug 2019 | 03:34 PM UTC

Algeria: Anti-government protest in Algiers August 13 /update 26

Algeria News Alert

Anti-government protest reported in Algiers August 13; heightened security presence and residual transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/13/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/14/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Algiers). COUNTRY/REGION Algiers

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Event

A student-led demonstration was reported in Algiers in the morning (local time) of Tuesday, August 13, marking the 25th consecutive week of anti-government protests. Protesters calling for a civilian-led government marched from Place des Martyrs to the Grande Poste and Place Maurice Audin. Police reportedly erected some barricades and blockages around protest sites; local media sources report that protests passed off peacefully. Residual transportation disruptions are to be expected.

Similar protests are to be expected in Algiers and other Algerian cities over the coming weeks amid a heightened security presence. Localized commercial and transportation disruptions, such as road closures and delays, are to be anticipated around demonstration sites.

Context

Political tensions have been high in Algeria since former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned 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 the elections.

On June 2, the Algerian Constitutional Council scrapped the July 4 presidential election, rejecting two candidates who had reportedly failed to reach 60,000 signatures in support of their candidacies. Thousands of people protested in Algiers following the announcement, demanding the removal of interim President Abdelkader Bensalah, who was instructed by the Constitutional Council to organize a new election at an unspecified later date. While Bensalah's mandate expired on July 9, he is expected to continue his tenure over the coming weeks amid additional anti-government protests and demonstrations.

Advice

Individuals in Algiers and across Algeria are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and anticipate a heightened security presence and localized business and transportation disruptions around protest sites.

 

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