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Pro-democracy group vows to march despite ban

Pro-democracy group vows to march despite ban

Pro-democracy demonstrators say they will go ahead with a planned march through Algeria's capital despite a ban by authorities.
The Saturday march is organized by groupings of unions, youth organizations and opposition politicians in this North African country, in what seems to be an attempt to mimic the uprising in neighboring Tunisia and protests in Egypt.
The organizers are demanding an end to the state of emergency that has been in place for almost 20 years, and are also calling for political change.
Authorities don't allow such marches in the capital, but they say they offered to let the group hold a rally in one of Algiers' meeting halls.
The president of the Algerian Human Rights Defense League Mustapha Bouchachi insisted the march will go ahead.


Updated : 2021-10-26 22:23 GMT+08:00