There was a great new post on the Hirak protests published in the Associated Press. Take a look at this excerpt:
Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched peacefully in Algeria’s capital Friday to support the Hirak pro-democracy movement.
The huge crowds filling the streets of Algiers headed toward the imposing central post office, the movement’s traditional rallying point, in a joyful atmosphere.
Many participants sang, brandished the Algerian flag and shouted slogans that included “No to the military state” and “We won’t stop until the Hirak wins” under the watch of police helicopters. Similar marches were organized in other cities across the country.