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Video: Thousands of Students Continue Anti-Govt. Protests in Algeria

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Thousands of Algerian students wearing the Algerian flag and holding protest banners took to the streets of Algiers on Tuesday amid tight security, demanding the departure of government officials who had worked for former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Many voiced their continuing discontent with the current government of interim President Abdelkader Bensaleh and Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui. 

Students from various universities in the capital came together for the 14th peaceful demonstration as part of an ongoing anti-establishment protest, with one student saying that “they want to get rid of this “rotten and murderous system, which is treating its students poorly.”

The protests in Algeria erupted in February, as the country’s long-time president, the 82-year-old Abdelaziz Bouteflika, was expected to announce his candidacy for a fifth term. 

The nationwide demonstrations ultimately prompted Bouteflika to resign on April 2.

One week later, Algeria’s parliament appointed Abdelkader Bensaleh as the country’s interim-president for the next 90 days. Bensalah has since announced a new presidential election, scheduled for July 4, to choose a successor to Bouteflika.

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