ALGIERS- The popular marches continued in Algiers and across the country’s provinces, for the 8th Friday in a row, chanting the same slogans demanding "radical change" and the departure of the "figures of the system," reported APS journalists.
Like the previous Fridays, the first groups of demonstrators started to pour into Algiers Streets, the main Post Office esplanade and Maurice Audin Place, their favorite place of rally since the first marches on February 22nd.
In the early hours of the day, first groups of demonstrators started to rally in Algiers then grew later in the afternoon. The demonstrators peacefully marched across the streets of the capital in the presence of large numbers of policemen deployed for the circumstance.
The demonstrators, draped in the national flag and holding posters, demanded all the figures of the political system leave, mentioning three one “whose names start with B: Bensalah, Belaïz and Bedoui."
They also chanted slogans expressing their attachment to national unity and reaffirming that "sovereignty belongs exclusively to the people".
This Friday's marches come in the wake of the appointment of Abdelkader Bensalah as head of state in accordance with Article 102 of the Constitution. Bensalah summoned the electorate for 4 July 2019 to elect a new President of the Republic.