Thousands of Algerians protested on the streets of Algiers, Friday, against the result of the presidential election. The demonstration took place just one day after former Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who was replaced in the role in August 2017, was elected president of the country.
The protesters were filmed marching and chanting against the government and Tebboune and against what they see as the military-backed ruling elite.
Anti-government protests were initially called in February following a wave of political turmoil in the country which lasted several months. The protests, dubbed the ‘Smile Revolution,’ began after 82-year-old then-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced he would be running for a fifth term in office.
While he dropped his bid and ultimately resigned in April, the protests continued, demanding a complete political overhaul. Tebboune, 74, was also forced to resign and was criticised for his close ties to Bouteflika.
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