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Thousands of Algerians hit streets on protest anniversary

Published February 22,2021

Thousands of Algerians marched on Monday in the capital and other cities to mark the second anniversary of the North African nation's anti-government "Hirak" protest movement, AFP journalists said.

It is the largest march seen in Algiers since the suspension of the Hirak marches on March 13, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The protest movement in April 2019 forced longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika into resigning.