In revival of street movement, Algerians protest for second Friday

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Thousands of Algerians demonstrated against the political and military elite in cities across the country for a second successive Friday, as the United Nations human rights body voiced concern at what it called a crackdown on protesters. The demonstrations mark a resumption of the street protest movement, calling for the old political establishment to depart and the army to quit politics, that suspended its weekly marches a year ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Police have not stopped the protests but maintain a heavy street presence and the spokesman for the United Na…

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