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23 Jan 2020 | 04:25 AM UTC

Algeria: Further protests expected in Algiers January 24 /update 64

Groups continue protest movement in Algiers on January 22; additional protests expected January 24

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Event

Protesters are expected to gather again on Friday, January 24, for the 49th consecutive week of anti-government protests in Algiers. The protests are expected to be well-attended given the turnout in weeks prior. 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. Protesters gathered in Algiers on January 22, to continue calling for government reforms. Participants sustained demands for civil and popular sovereignty, still rejecting the recent presidential electoral process.

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.