Algerians took to the streets again to request the release of students detained during the anti-government demonstration of Hirak on Friday.
At the Sidi Mohamed Tribunal in Algiers’ capital city, hundreds of people assembled on Sunday.
Mohamed Tajadit, protester and poet, and the authorities arrested six others.
But one of the prisoner’s attorneys told AFP later on Sunday.
“We are here today for our brothers: The university student Abdel Nour and my brother Mohamed Tagadet, who was arrested in Odan Square,” said activist Najib Khaimud.
“This is called kidnapping and not arbitrary detention as if they are terrorists. These acts (detention) are of terrorism. We came here today, and we will not stop until they are released.”
Protest on Friday demanded changes of Algeria’s government. It rejected the request of President Tabboune to hold an election at the start of June in response to the socio-economic crisis of that region. Slogans against the strong and the army were sung.
The local journalist, who requested anonymity, told AFP that protests were also held in Oran and in Mostaganem, where police used pepper spray to disperse crowds.
In February 2019, the Hirak movement began its 5th term offer to preside Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Weeks back, the distraught strong guy had to stand down.
The party now advocates for a comprehensive reform of the electoral system and improvements to the world’s constitution and political system.
Since March last year, protests were halted due to a COVID-19 pandemic.
Tens of thousands have tried to defy the meeting’s prohibition since the second anniversary of the protest on February 22.