Algeria protests - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Algeria protests


Algerians flood streets to mark protest movement's first birthday

Feb 21, 2020 - 11:53 PM

Protesters have called on Algerians to mobilize to 'disqualify the system's agenda of self-renewal and to lay the foundations for a new republic'

ONE YEAR. Algerian students gather during their weekly anti-government demonstration in the capital Algiers, on February 21, 2020. Photo by Ryad Kramdi/AFP

Algeria holds presidential vote fiercely opposed by protesters

Dec 12, 2019 - 2:59 PM

(UPDATED) Five candidates are in the running, all of them widely rejected as 'children of the regime' of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, whom people power ousted in April after two decades in office

PROTESTS. Algerian protesters shout slogans during an anti-government demonstration in the capital Algiers on December 10, 2019, ahead of the presidential vote scheduled for December 12. File photo by Ryad Kramdi/AFP

Thousands protest in Algeria capital, break police cordon

Jul 06, 2019 - 12:27 PM

Protesters continue to pressure regime insiders to step down, more than 3 months after forcing former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down

Algerians wave the national flag as they demonstrate to demand sweeping change to the country's whole political system, in Algiers on April 3, 2019, following the resignation of ailing leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika. - The 82-year-old president ceded power in the face of massive street demonstrations that have shaken the North African nation, with state media announcing late Tuesday he had submitted his resignation with immediate effect. (Photo by RYAD KRAMDI / AFP)

Algeria protests defy police to keep up pressure on regime

Apr 12, 2019 - 11:01 PM

The appointment of upper house speaker Abdelkader Bensalah as Algeria's first new president in 20 years has failed to meet the demands of demonstrators

MORE PROTESTS. Algerian protesters wave their national flag as they demonstrate during an an anti-government demonstration in the capital Algiers on April 12, 2019. Photo by Ryad Kramdi/AFP

Thousands of Algerians protest despite Bouteflika vow not to run

Mar 15, 2019 - 9:14 PM

The crowd at Algiers' landmark Grand Poste square is growing, hours before the scheduled start of a demonstration calling on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down after two decades in power

PROTEST. A child holds a protest sign as Algerians prepare for the first Friday rallies since the president's surprise announcement this week that he would not seek re-election but was cancelling April polls, in central Algiers on March 15, 2019. Photo by Ryad Kramdi/AFP