Tens Of Thousands Of Algerians Gather To Protest Against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

BBC: Algerians gather in huge protest against Bouteflika

Tens of thousands of people are marching in the Algerian capital, Algiers, in the latest protest against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

The demonstrations - now in their third week - were triggered by the ailing president's decision to seek re-election for a fifth term in April.

Mr Bouteflika has ruled Algeria for 20 years but has rarely been seen in public since he had a stroke in 2013.

He has warned that the protests could plunge the country into "chaos".

In a letter published by Algeria's official APS news agency on Thursday, the 82-year-old leader urged "vigilance" against "domestic and foreign" forces that might infiltrate the demonstrations.

But he also praised the demonstrators for "peacefully expressing their opinions".

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More News On The Unrest In Algeria

Tens of thousands of Algerians protest against Bouteflika’s fifth term bid -- France 24
Algerians mobilise for mass anti-Bouteflika protests -- Al Jazeera
Algeria protests grow against fifth term for president -- The Guardian
Why are Algerians protesting? -- Lauren Said-Moorhouse, CNN
Algeria was silent during the Arab Spring. Now its streets are erupting in protest -- Natasha Turak, CNBC
Algeria's protests explained -- Al Jazeera

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