Mass demonstrations in Algeria against interim president

The Algerian capital Wednesday witnessed demonstrations calling for the resignation of interim President Abdelkader Ben Saleh.

On Wednesday, mass demonstrations took place in the central post office in central Algiers to demand the departure of interim President Abdelkader Ben Saleh and Prime Minister Noureddine Badawi.

Algerian sources said that the Security Forces used water hoses to disperse the demonstrators, while some unions carried out a general strike in several sectors to reject the symbols of Bouteflika's regime.

The newspaper "al-Kheber" said that students and citizens took part in a rally in the state of Telmesan in the west of the country to reject the appointment of Ben Saleh as interim president.

The city of "Batna", witnessed mass protest march to demand change and Ben Saleh was rejected as the president of the country.

Ben Saleh was appointed interim president after the Constitutional Council confirmed the presidential vacancy following Bouteflika's resignation.



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