Hundreds of thousands back on Algeria's streets, demanding radical reform

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April 19, 2019 21:21
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Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators returned to Algeria's streets on Friday to press demands for sweeping democratic change well beyond former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation, chanting "we do what we want", witnesses said.


The march was peaceful, like most of the demonstrations in the country over the last two months.
But an 18-year old who was injured during last week's protest in Algiers, when clashes broke out, died on Friday of injuries to the head, Ennahar TV said. It said police were investigating the death, adding that he could have been beaten or fallen from a truck.

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