Algerian lawyers march to demand Bouteflika’s departure

(EBC; March 23, 2019) - Hundreds of lawyers in Algeria marched in the country's capital, Algiers, to demand the departure of ailing 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika at the end of his term scheduled on April 28.

Similar demonstrations were planned Saturday in the country's other big cities.

Lawyers chanted anti-government slogans as they were heading toward a central plaza in Algiers, where they sang the national anthem.

The march comes a day after thousands of people demonstrated for the fifth straight Friday since nationwide anti-Bouteflika protests began on Feb. 22. Protests were also held in Paris.

Source: AP