Thousands march in Algeria, say no election before elite quits

Tens of thousands of Algerians marched in the capital on Friday to demand that the rest of the ruling elite…

Tens of thousands of Algerians marched in the capital on Friday to demand that the rest of the ruling elite follow former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in quitting power before any new election. The 30th consecutive Friday protest also included demands that the authorities release Karim Tabou, a prominent opposition leader who has been held since Wednesday and charged with “contributing to weakening army morale”.

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