Algerian opposition demonstration

This video says about itself:

Al Jazeera examines the bitterness still provoked by France’s colonial war in Algeria and how it fuels resentment between France and its Muslim community.

Algeria: at least 19 people were injured in Algiers on Saturday when riot police confronted a march by the opposition Rally for Culture and Democracy (RCD): here.

Tunisia: Police officers turned out in force on the streets of central Tunis at the weekend – not to prevent protests but to demand better conditions and a trade union: here.

Cam McGrath, Inter Press Service: “In the past week, nearly two dozen attempted self-immolations have been reported across the Arab world, three of them fatal. The horrifying public suicide attempts echo the iconic act of Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old Tunisian who set himself on fire in mid-December after police confiscated the produce cart he was using to make a living. Bouazizi died weeks later of his burns, but his desperate act triggered protests that eventually led Tunisian president Zine Al-Abdine Ben Ali to flee the North African country he had ruled with an iron fist for 23 years”: here.

This is a Dutch TV video about an anti-dictatorship demonstration in Yemen.

3 thoughts on “Algerian opposition demonstration

  1. Algeria civil servants strike

    Last week, civil servants in the FNSC workers’ federation began an eight-day strike to push for a pay increase. Commodity prices are rising sharply in Algeria, reaching nearly 9 percent in June, just prior to the high spending month of Ramadan.

    Algeria, a country with 70 percent of the population under 35, has a youth unemployment rate of around 20 percent. Commenting on the highly explosive social crisis being stoked, the International Crisis Group’s North Africa spokesman, William Lawrence stated, “The country has a huge economic cushion with its oil and gas reserves. But…the money does not trickle down to the people. There is an extra layer of frustration when you know your government is rich.”


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