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05 avr. 2019 | 16h09 UTC

Algeria: Thousands demand political change in Algiers April 5 /update 22

Algeria Alerte de sécurité

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators demand political change in Algiers April 5; similar demonstrations expected over coming days and weeks

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/4/2019, 12h00 until 12/4/2019, 11h59 (Africa/Algiers). COUNTRY/REGION Algiers, Algeria

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Event

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched in the capital Algiers for a seventh consecutive Friday on April 5, demanding fundamental changes to the political system and new political leadership unconnected to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's administration following his resignation from office on Tuesday, April 2.

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

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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