Tens of thousands of Algerians returned to the streets in the capital Algiers and other cities on Friday to demand radical political reforms and the departure of the ruling elite.
Protesters are now seeking more freedoms and the removal of the remaining symbols of the old guard, after they forced President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to end a 20-year-rule on April 2.
Chanting “ A new democratic republic and a state of law”, protesters held up banners reading: “They all go”, “Our demands are legitimate” and “It is time to listen to the voice of the street”.
The Algerian army, the main player in the North African country’s politics after the resignation of Bouteflika, has been seeking to hold presidential election as the only way out of the crisis.
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