EOS Alerts 5-3-2019
Algeria: Thousands Continue to Protest in Algiers
As of 5 March, protests have continued in Algiers, with thousands of students gathering in front of the Grande-Poste building in the capital to protest and denounce President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's campaign for a fifth term in office.
The latest string of protests are the most significant to have taken place in Algeria since the Arab Spring. Similar political rallies and protests are expected across Algeria through until the 18 April elections. Clashes between protesters and police cannot be ruled out, with previous reports of security forces having used water cannons to disperse demonstrators.