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Thousands protest against the head of state, Bouteflika

In Algeria, went to the third Friday in a row, thousands of people against the head of state Bouteflika on the road. The protests remained peaceful, although th

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Thousands protest against the head of state, Bouteflika

In Algeria, went to the third Friday in a row, thousands of people against the head of state Bouteflika on the road. The protests remained peaceful, although the state makes a massive presence.

in Spite of a strong Security posse have demonstrated in Algeria, once again, thousands of people against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. In the capital, Algiers, they moved the Central streets and squares. They demanded that the decrepit state forgoes in-chief to nominate his candidacy in the presidential election in April. In the chants of the protesters called for the "overthrow of the regime" and a General strike, if the government gives in.

the protests, mainly by students to be Worn. The Opposition supported the demonstrations.

Many young people joined the protests.

Massive onslaught by security forces

the Algerian government had previously tightened the security measures. In the Morning, drove dozens of team in the police car in the capital. Security forces tried, with human chains, roads to be blocked off. In the sky helicopters. Metro and trams ceased their traffic, so that to make the protesters set foot on the way.

since the end of February, it always comes back to demonstrations against the re-nomination of the heads of state at the election on may 18. April. Bouteflika has ruled the country since 1999, but since a stroke six years ago, hardly be in the Public domain. Currently, he is treated according to the government, in Switzerland. This raises the question of whether Bouteflika has ruled the country really, or whether a Clique has taken on powerful advisors and generals the lead.

Bouteflika to run again

How to do it in Algeria, President Bouteflika, really, is unclear.

Nevertheless, the 82-Year-old is running as a candidate in the election on 18. April for a fifth term, had announced that in view of the demonstrations, to want only a limited amount of time in the office. Bouteflika himself had yesterday warned in a written message, the protests could end in Chaos. Attempts at peaceful marches to Hiking, could lead to turmoil.

The previous protests were largely peaceful. Before the demonstrations, the activists had spread in the social media calls to be, under no circumstances, violence and provocations by the police. At the same time were fears that supporters of the government could provoke violence.

In Algeria, the pressure on the growing of the commander-in Algeria: Bouteflika warns of Chaos, 07.03.2019 "One day, he needs to go anyway", 04.03.2019 Atlas |Algeria |Algiers

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