In the 114th week since the birth of the Democratic Chirac Movement, as the regime stepped up its suppression on the eve of the legislative elections, thousands of people took to the streets again.
They claim to end “Injustice and Oppression” : On Friday, April 23, Algerians demonstrated again. The parade was a traditional parade of the Chirac popular movement.
Agence France-Presse found that tens of thousands of people participated in popular areas such as Belu Izdad (formerly Belkot) and Bab El Oued, as well as the main channel Didus. · Didouche Mourad’s Algiers weekly parade. ).
“Friday 114: Stop violence, injustice and repression”, Can we refer to 114 to read these signs?E The week since the birth of the democratic movement, that is, February 22, 2019.The protesters also demanded “Freedom of Prisoners”. “Let them hurry with us!” In this month of Ramadan, they yelled.
According to a dedicated website, 66 prisoners of conscience who have been prosecuted in connection with Chirac and/or personal freedom are currently being held in the country. Algerian detainees. The hunger strike has been in protest for more than 20 days.
A reporter from Agence France-Presse said that the perpetrators marched during the large deployment of police in the center of the capital and in front of the official building. However, news organizations do not have cameras capable of filming the parade on Friday.
After being suspended for a year due to the health crisis, the Hirak demonstration, which resumed at the end of February, was carried out under increasing repression by the government, and the government wanted to put pressure on it. “route map” The election-through the early legislative election on June 12-does not need to consider the demands of the street. “No election”, Which launched the demonstrators on Friday.
As far as the authorities are concerned, the authorities continue to target political opponents, activists, journalists and Internet users, thereby increasing the number of legal procedures and convictions.French daily reporter freeRabah Karèche was remanded in custody this week and the informant Noureddine Tounsi was sentenced to one year in prison.
Security forces arrested eight accused persons on Tuesday“Subversive Activities” According to national security, it is funded by the Bab El Oued Cultural Association funded by an unidentified foreign embassy.
The Ministry of the Interior announced on Thursday that it had taken legal action against a small opposition party “not approved”, The Union for Change and Progress (UCP), which decided not to participate in the June elections. UCP responded in a statement on Friday that action has been taken “According to Party Law”.The party condemned “These practices are part of the authorities’ apparent desire to wipe out all democratic forces from the political arena.”.
As the election campaign approached, newspapers close to power began to be insulted “The dark forces that want to throw chaos” In Algeria, condemned “Regressive forces and mysterious organizations in paying foreign powers and roadmaps abroad”.
In addition, every Friday, in Algiers, there are slogans criticizing France and Emmanuel Macron, who is accused of supporting the Algerian president. “improper” In the eyes of the demonstrators, there are placards urging the boycott of French products.
Gatherings were also held in Oran (northwest), Setif (northeast) and Kabylia, Bejaia, Tiziuzu and Buira, and other major provinces and towns. The National Commission for the Liberation of Prisoners (CNLD) is an association that helps prisoners of conscience. “A lot of arrests” Violent incidents occurred while the march was spreading in Oran. Protesters were also arrested in Algiers, and some protesters were released at the end of the day.
Born in February 2019, Hirak was denied the fifth term of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika because he had no choice but to live in seclusion. He called for a radical change “system” This policy has been implemented since independence in 1962.