Pandemic put Algeria’s protests on pause — will they now resume?

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Mon, 2020-09-07 02:07

ALGIERS: For over a year Algeria’s defiant anti-government “Hirak” protesters seemed unstoppable, but weekly demonstrations skidded to a halt due to restrictions to end the coronavirus crisis.
With two months to go before a key referendum on constitutional reform — a vote the government hopes will meet their demands — many expect the protests to soon return.
“The will to change the mode of governance is still present,” said political scientist Louisa Driss Ait Hamadouche.

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