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Algeria: Police Renew Crackdown on Mass Protests

Expand Protesters confront police officers during a demonstration against the country's leadership, in Algiers, Friday, April 12, 2019. © 2019 AP Images/Mosa'ab Elshamy (Beirut, April 19, 2019) ­ Algerian authorities have resumed forcibly dispersing peaceful demonstrations and arbitrarily detaining protesters in the capital, Algiers, Human Rights Watch said today. The government crackdown is an apparent attempt to curb the massive pro-democracy marches that have taken place weekly since February 2019 and forced the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on April 2. Algerian authorities…

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