Thousands Demonstrate To Protest Algerian President Bouteflika
According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, thousands of students, university professors and health workers rallied in Algiers, calling for President Abselaziz Bouteflika to quit, and a new group headed by activists and oppositions urged the army not to interfere.
The National Coordination for Change reportedly said that the military should “play its constitutional role without interfering in the people’s choice”.
Following nearly a month of mass protests against Bouteflika, who has ruled for 20 years, the leader bowed to protesters by announcing he would not stand for another term.
However, Reuters reports, he stopped short of actually stepping down and said that he would remain in office until a new constitution is adopted.