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Algeria Protests 2011

Police out in force to prevent demonstrations from escalating in Algiers, Algeria. Image by ENVOYES_SPECIAUX_ALGERIENS, copyright Demotix (12/02/2011).

Police out in force to prevent demonstrations from escalating in Algiers, Algeria. Image by ENVOYES_SPECIAUX_ALGERIENS, copyright Demotix (12/02/2011).

 

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Since February 12, 2011, (#Feb12) Algerians have been demonstrating against corruption, high unemployment and an a rise in basic goods prices, even though the country is the fourth largest exporter of crude oil in Africa and an important producer of natural gas. Protesters have also called for the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been in power since 1999. His supporters changed the constitution so he could run for election for a third term, which he won in 2009. The government says protesters make up a minority of Algeria's population. Several people have been injured as police and pro-government gangs in Algeria confront protesters.

Please contact Amira Al Hussaini, Global Voices Middle East and North Africa editor if you have comments or suggestions.

What we do: Global Voices bloggers from the Middle East and North Africa report on how citizens use the Internet and social media to make their voices heard, often translating from Arabic.

 

 

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2011

25 Sep – Algeria: Football Matches New Venue to Air Dissent
14 Jun – Algeria: No Protests, but Strikes Continue
06 May – Algeria: Rachad Movement Website No Longer Censored; Radio Kalima Still Is
25 Feb – Will Algeria Follow Tunisia and Egypt?
21 Feb – Arab World: The Great Social Media Debate
20 Feb – Algeria: Protesters Hurt as Police Try to Halt Demonstration
20 Feb – Arab World: The Uprisings Continue
12 Feb – Algeria: Protesters at #Feb12 March Arrested, Beaten
01 Feb – Arab World: A Revolution Time-Table
16 Jan – Arab World: After Tunisia, Who's Next?
11 Jan – Algeria: Is Revolt Contagious?
10 Jan – Tunisia, Algeria: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

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