View Full Version : Algerian police clamp down on pro-democracy protest

02-12-2011, 10:14 AM
Algerian police Saturday cracked down on pro-democracy demonstrators trying to stage an unauthorised march in the capital Algiers, in a show of force aimed at thwarting an Egypt- or Tunisia-style popular revolt.

An estimated 2,000 demonstrators gathered on the central May 1 square for a march through the city to protest the government of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

'A free and democratic Algeria,' some of the demonstrators, who were mostly middle-class men, chanted. Others called for Bouteflika to resign.

The protest, which had been planned for more than a week, comes a day after mass demonstrations forced Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak to step down after 30 years. ...


02-12-2011, 10:27 AM
yep, everyone will learn from Tunisia and Egypt...including the strong men "leaders"