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Thousands Protest in Algeria, Renew Call to Postpone July Vote

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dailystar.com

Thousands of protesters have rallied in the Algerian capital for a fourteenth consecutive week, demanding the removal of officials associated with former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the postponement of an election scheduled for July, Al Jazeera reports. 

Police on Friday tightened a security cordon around the iconic Grand Post Office in downtown Algiers where demonstrators had massed in previous weeks.

But that did not prevent people from gathering near the building where they chanted slogans against the country's powerful army chief, Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah.

Demonstrators held up placards against Salah, accusing him of attempting to "thwart their revolution".

Protesters chanted: "Tired of the generals!" and "Gaid Salah resign!"


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