Abdelaziz Boutefik, President Algeria
Abdelaziz Boutefik, President Algeria

Students in Algeria have taken to the streets to protest against President Abdelaziz Boutefika’s bid for a fifth term in office.

Pictures on social media showed rallies in several universities throughout the country with students chanting slogans against Bouteflika running for the presidential election due to be held on 18 April.

He uses a wheelchair and rarely appears in public since he suffered a stroke in 2013.Lawyers organised a sit in in central Algiers to express their support to the 22 February demonstrations against Bouteflika’s election bid and to freedom of expression in the country.

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