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03 Jan 2020 | 08:07 AM UTC

Algeria: Ongoing protest reported in Algiers January 3 /update 62

Reports of ongoing anti-government protest in Algiers on January 3; avoid protests

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Event

Media sources have reported ongoing anti-government protests in Algiers on Friday, January 3, one day after the formation of a new government was announced. Several hundred participants have reportedly gathered in the streets of the capital in a peaceful protest for the 46th consecutive week.

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.