Anti-Bouteflika marchers fill streets of Algiers, reportedly heading to presidential palace

Police have fired teargas to disperse tens of thousands of demonstrators marching through central Algiers against Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term in office, the biggest protest in the Algerian capital since the Arab spring.

Other marches in cities around the country including Oran, Constantine, Sétif, Tizi Ouzou and Bouïra drew thousands more angry at the ailing president’s attempt to prolong his 20 years in power, local media reported.

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