Algeria: Police deploy water cannon as students protest Bouteflika’s bid

Students rallied in Algiers on Sunday to protest against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term in office.

Minor clashes erupted, as police used water cannons to disperse protesters.

The demonstrations were triggered by the announcement made by the 82-year-old Bouteflika this month that he would seek re-election in the April 18 presidential vote.


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