Demonstrators gathered to protest in front of the Press House in Algiers on Monday, August 31, to demand the release of imprisoned journalist Khaled Drareni. The rally seemingly remained peaceful and no clashes were reported.
A heightened security presence is to be anticipated in the vicinity of any protest site, along with disruptions to overland travel.
Drareni was arrested on March 7 while covering protests in Algeria. He was later sentenced on August 10 to three years in prison for inciting unarmed assembly and undermining national unity. Monday's rally was the second rally in as many weeks denouncing his imprisonment.
Those in Algiers are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, and avoid all protests or demonstrations as a precaution.
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