Tens of thousands of Algerians call on Bouteflika to step down

Anti-riot police officers detain a man who was protesting against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's plan to extend his 20-year rule by seeking a fifth term in April elections in Algiers, Algeria, March 1, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people in cities across Algeria called on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to leave office on Friday in the country‚Äôs biggest anti-government demonstrations since the Arab Spring eight years ago. The protests were mostly peaceful but as crowds receded by late afternoon, scuffles broke out in the capital Algiers between […]

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