Algeria Moves to Ban Unauthorized Protests as Pro-Democracy Movement Gains Steam

HeadlineMay 12, 2021

The U.N. warned Tuesday against the crackdown on freedom of speech in Algeria after authorities moved to ban demonstrations ahead of parliamentary elections in June. Ongoing protests by the Hirak movement are seeking an end to the entrenched political establishment and ruling military leadership. The protest movement, which led to the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in 2019, resumed earlier this year after taking a break due to the pandemic.

Malika: “We want independence, and the army gang must leave. The army must give power to civil people. People are tired. It’s enough.”

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