Thousands of Algeria Protesters Take to Streets for 21st Friday to Denounce Military Regime

Thousands of Algerians demonstrated against the regime, Friday, July 12. The protest was the 21st consecutive Friday crowds have gathered to demand a break with the elite who have dominated the oil and gas producer for decades.
Algeria’s army, the country’s most powerful institution, has managed the transition from Bouteflika but wants to overcome the deadlock rapidly through a presidential election, observers say.
The demonstration coincides with the first Friday since the expiry of the 90-day interim period of the head of state, July 9. (Reuters/AFP)