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16 Jan 2020 | 05:05 AM UTC

Algeria: Protest expected on January 17 /update 63

Protesters expected to gather for 48th week of protests on January 17; avoid all protests

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Event

Protesters are expected to gather on Friday, January 17, for the 48th consecutive week of anti-government protests in Algiers. Several hundred participants have gathered in weeks prior. A high turnout is therefore expected. Associated protests are possible in other urban centers across the country. A heightened security presence and associated disruptions are likely during any protest.

Context

Protests to denounce the current political system have continued despite the election of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on December 12.

Advice

Individuals in Algiers are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and anticipate a heightened security presence and localized disruptions to business and transportation around protest sites.