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10 Feb 2020 | 05:42 AM UTC

Algeria: Protests expected in Algiers February 11 /update 65

Student-run anti-government protests expected to continue February 11; avoid all protests

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Event

Student-led anti-government protests are expected to continue in Algiers on Tuesday, February 11, for the 51st consecutive week, following high turnout in protests on Friday, February 7. On Friday, peaceful protests were held in Algiers, Oran, Guelma, Biskra, and other cities. In Algiers specifically, protesters gathered at Place de la Grande-PostePlace Maurice Audin, and at Boulevard Zighout Youcef, amid a heightened security presence.

A heightened security presence is likely on Tuesday in Algiers, as well as associated transportation disruptions near all demonstration sites.

Context

Protests to denounce the current political system have continued despite the election of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on December 12. Participants sustained demands for civil and popular sovereignty, still rejecting the recent presidential electoral process. The protest movement has been ongoing since February 16, 2019.

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.