By RFIPosted on 03-01-2020Modified on 03-01-2020 at 18:31
As every week for more than 10 months, part of the Algerians were there for this 46th Friday of demonstrations from Algiers to Bouira, Annaba or Tizi Ouzou. Despite the provisional release on Thursday of dozens of detainees, and the announcement of the new government in the process, the Hirak protesters repeated the same requests as usual.
On this first Friday of the year, a crowd mobilized in Algiers, and in other Algerian cities. In the capital, it was not the crowd of pre-presidential demonstrations, but it seemed larger than the last two weeks.
Under a clear sky, the protesters displayed Algerian flags and repeated the slogans they have chanted for more than 10 months. Their demand remains the same: a change in the system, a rule of law, a civil power.
Among the protesters, according to photos published on social networks, were several Hirak activists who are among the 76 people released on bail Thursday awaiting trial.
A measure that protesters see as a step in the right direction,
while noting that other detainees remain incarcerated, such as Karim Tabbou, a figure in Hirak. Portraits were brandished in processions this Friday.
The Hirak also emphasizes that he does not forget the rest of his claims:
a democratic state and a change in the system in place.
The new government, announced Thursday evening, includes 39 members, a third of whom have served in the previous team, or during the 20 years of presidency of Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
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