Algerian protest, stampede leaves at least one dead in capital

Algerian protest, stampede leaves at least one dead in capital
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  • calendar-gray 02 March 2019

One person was killed on Friday in the Algerian capital during a stampede as police and protesters clashed, an informed source said, ONAreports quoting Reuters.

 

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Around 10 participants of protests against the nomination of long-term president Abdelaziz Bouteflika as a candidate for the upcoming presidential election had been injured in fighting with police in the country’s capital of Algiers, ONAreports quoting sputniknews.

 

Mass protests gathered thousands of people across Algeria on Friday with the largest number of demonstrators descending on the streets of Algiers. This prompted police to cordon off the area around the presidential palace and use tear gas against the protesters approaching it. The demonstrators, in their turn, threw stones on the law enforcement

Faiq Mahmudov

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