200 Protesters Detained Across Algeria
As many as 195 protesters were detained during nationwide protests in Algeria against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term.
Iran Press/Africa: The Directorate General for National Security said 112 law enforcement officers were injured, according to the TSA news website. In the capital Algiers, insignificant damage to property was reported.
A record number of protesters took to the streets this Friday, which marked the third week of demonstrations. A million people reportedly marched through Algiers.
Algerians have been angered by Bouteflika's announcement last month he would run in the April 18 presidential election, seeking a fifth term in office, despite his pledge to hold a snap vote in case of his re-election.
Protests sweeping across Algeria for the past few weeks have called for wholesale regime change.
Last year, some opposition demanded Bouteflika's resignation, but faced fierce opposition from powerful parties. 101/211/202