Protesters gathered in several cities, including Algiers and Oran, on Thursday, October 8, calling for an end to violence against women following the rape and murder of a teenager. The sit-in demonstrations remained relatively small in size; however, a heavy police presence was reported. In Algiers, approximately 100 protesters gathered in the city center prior to being dispersed by security forces. In Oran, security forces arrested around 20 protesters before quickly dispersing those gathered.
Further associated demonstrations are possible in urban centers across the country, particularly in Algiers. Localized disruptions and heightened security are likely at protest sites.
Those in Algeria are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, and heed any directives issued by local authorities.
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