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Thousands protested in Algiers Friday during a weekly demonstration of the Hirak pro-democracy movement despite a heavy police presence, AFP correspondents said.
Protesters changed route for the first time since marches resumed in February in order to avoid police roadblocks.
“Whatever you do, we will not stop,” protesters shouted, addressing a massive police presence in the centre of the capital.
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