US Algeria: Police again prevents the weekly march of students in Algiers
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The forces of the Algerian order prevented, Tuesday 5 May, students demonstrate as they do every Tuesday in Algiers. A week ago, the same Estudiantine March had been prevented for the first time since the resumption at the end of February the marches of the Hirak Prodémocracy Movement.
For the second consecutive week, the Algerianprevented students from manifesting, Tuesday in Algiers, arrested dozens of people before they can start scrolling, according to a reporter of AFP.
The police were deployed since the beginning of the morning in large numbers in the center of the capital and in the surrounding streets.
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A week ago, the police had already prevented students from manifesting as they do every Tuesday in Algiers, a first since the recovery at the end of February. They had also arrested.
The protesters arrested last Tuesday had been released after having been forced to sign a document at the police station in which they undertook to participate in the weekly markets, under pain of being incarcerated in case of recidivism, according to Saïd Salhi, vice--- President of the Algerian League for the Defense of Human Rights (LADDH).
According to the National Committee for the Liberation of Inmates (NSCA), more than 70 people are currently incarcerated, pursued for facts related to the Hirak and / or individual freedoms.
Born in February 2019 of the massive rejection of a fifth mandate of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the Hirak claims a radical change of the "system" political in place since independence in 1962.
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