Hundreds of lawyers demand Algeria’s president steps down

March 7, 2019
| Report Focus News

Hundreds of lawyers have marched in protest in the streets of the Algerian capital, Algiers, demanding that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika step down after 20 years in power.

The demonstrators chanted that the people wanted to overthrow the regime.

Mr Bouteflika’s decision to put himself forward for a fifth term in office has led to a series of protests across the country in recent weeks.

The demonstrations are posing a major challenge to the president and his inner circle.

The national association of lawyers has called for the postponement of the coming elections, and the setting up of a transitional government.