went to The eighth Friday in a row, thousands of people in Algeria to the streets to protest against the state leadership. In spite of the resignation of the long-time President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in the past week, the people demanding fundamental democratic reforms.
In the capital, Algiers, there were clashes between the protesters and the police. The security forces used tear gas and water cannons.
According to data from the General Directorate for National security, 27 police officers were injured, four of them seriously. 108 people had been detained. The authority informed that they had thrown stones at the police and several police cars damaged.
The prominent members of the opposition Mustapha Bouchachi stressed at a rally on Friday that the demands of the protesters were not met. “The people is clear: The current transition phase, it must be led by men and women, which are accepted by the Algerian people.”
at the beginning of the week, the Parliament had appointed the 77-year-old Abdelkader Bensalah to the interim President. He is regarded as a companion to the retired President Bouteflika. Bensalah set up a re-election of the President for the 4. July.
The people in Algeria are protesting in their view, corrupt economic and power elite that run the fortunes of the country. Several million people are temporarily gone in the biggest African country on the road.