Packed shoulder to shoulder, hundreds of thousands of Algerian men and women, young and old overtook Algiers last Friday, calling for the ouster of president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has held onto power for 20 years, and whose party, the FLN, ruled for 56. “There will be no fifth term, oh Bouteflika!,” they chanted, marching hand in hand. Some broke into song and dance, others stood draped in the familiar green, red and white of their nation’s flag.
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