Thousands of Algerians protested for the sixth week in a row rejecting the extension of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s fourth term.
Local media reported yesterday that the employees of the Youth and Sports Ministry have joined the popular movement demanding Bouteflika not extend his fourth term.
The ministry’s employees gathered outside the ministry’s headquarters in the capital, Algiers, chanting slogans against the extension of Bouteflika’s term and condemning the postponement of presidential elections.
Meanwhile, thousands of municipal workers from various neighbouring states led by trade unions gathered yesterday morning in the capital to support the popular movement.
The participants raised banners condemning the ruling political system and demanding Bouteflika step down.
The Al-Khabar newspaper said security forces prevented the workers from continuing their march.