Algerian students continue anti-regime demonstrations
Security forces disperse sit-in outside government HQ
Algerian students on Tuesday demonstrated in capital Algiers -- and in other cities -- to demand the departure of government officials close to the regime of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
Security forces broke up a student sit-in outside the government’s headquarters in Algiers, leading to limited clashes. No injuries have been reported.
The capital also saw thousands of students and faculty members stage demonstrations near the University of Algiers, where they chanted slogans against Prime Minster Noureddine Bedoui and his caretaker government.
They also chanted slogans against interim President Abdelkader Bensalah and demanded the cancellation of presidential polls slated for July 4.
The 82-year-old Bouteflika announced his resignation early last month following weeks of popular demonstrations against his 20-year rule.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.