Huge protests nationwide for radical system change


ALGIERS- Algerian people, in large numbers, have taken to the streets in various parts of the country for the seventh Friday in a row, demanding a “radical” change of the political system and a transitional period led by honest people, APS correspondents said.


In the country’s centre, tens of thousands of people demanded the establishment of a second Republic.

In the towns of Blida, Chlef, Tipasa, Djelfa, Medea and Ain Defla, thousands of people (all age groups) marched through the main streets chanting slogans calling for the “respect of people’s sovereignty.”

Likewise, in Tizi-Ouzou, Boumerdes, Bouira and Bejaia, demonstrators demanded the “change of the political system,” a “second Republic” and the “prosecution of the corrupt people.”

In the eastern provinces, such as Constantine, Oum El Bouaghi, Khenchela, Mila, El Tarf, Biskra and Batna, thousands of people, especially women, draped in the national flag, invaded the city centers carrying signs and banners reading “go, all of you,” and “we will not stop, we will take to the streets every Friday.”

The protesters demanded the departure of the speaker of the Council of the Nation (upper house of Parliament), the speaker of the People’s National Assembly (lower house), the head of the constitutional council the prime minister and the current government.

In Guelma, Tebessa, Souk Ahras, Setif and Skikda, the demonstrators chanted “Djeich Chaab Khawa khawa” (Army and people are brothers) and called for the prosecution of the corrupted officials.

In the country’s west, hundreds of the thousands called for a radical change of the political system.

In Oran, protesters chanted slogans, including those calling for a new Republic

In Ain Temouchent and Tiaret tens of thousands called for a total change, insisting on the departure of the current “illegitimate” government and the “dissolution of all assemblies.”

In Saida, Tissemsilt, Mostaganem, Sidi Bel-Ables, Tlemcen, El Bayadh and Naama, citizens massively demanded for a “radical” change of the political system.

People also went to the streets of the country’s southern provinces, such as Ouargla, Touggourt, Ghardaia, El-Oued, Adrar, Tamanrasset and Tindouf, staging peaceful protests and rallies in the main streets and squares,.

The protesters in the southern provinces chanted the same slogans as in the other parts of the country.








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