Eighty police officers were injured and hundreds arrested in the latest anti-government protests in Algeria.
Algerian protesters gathered for the first Friday protests since the announcement of presidential elections to succeed ousted leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika fearing a ploy by the ruling system to stay in power.
Social media, the source of mass protests which led to the end of Bouteflika’s two-decade rule, have echoed with calls for an eighth week of demonstrations, this time under the slogan of “They will all leave”.
“On Friday, we’ll show them what it means when we cry out, ‘Go away!'” said Walid, 22, near the principal protest site outside the landmark main post office in central Algiers.