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Thousands Turn Out For Anti-Govt Protests In Algeria - live updates

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posted on Feb, 12 2011 @ 07:11 AM
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Thousands Turn Out For Anti-Govt Protests In Algeria - live updates


www.npr.org

Organizers of an anti-government demonstration in the Algerian capital say several thousand people have gathered in the city center.
Under the country's long-standing state of emergency, protests are banned in the capital, Algiers, and hundreds of riot police were on hand Saturday. They blocked streets and charged the crowd in a bid to prevent protesters from reaching the city center.
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posted on Feb, 12 2011 @ 07:11 AM
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Countries were waiting to see the outcome of Egypt and in an opportunist event are trying the same thing in algeria. The protests in egypt were left off the news for nearly 30 days before they were reported. If the protests continue i hope the same thing does not happen here.
The people of algeria are not alone many stand in solitdarty with them. People in other countries are opening tor networks to help them avoid censorship. This website expain what they are and how you can help/
www.accessnow.org...
Telecomix is asking people to report internet censorship issues in algeria. This team worked wonders in the egyptian revolution. Even when the egyptian internet was taken down.
telecomix.org..../
Again like the egyptain revolution Aljezeera have offered live streams of ongoing events. (watch below)
english.aljazeera.net...
The people of algeria and being attacked and beaten now and are clashing with the police. The proteCountries were waiting to see the outcome of Egypt and in an opportunist event are trying the same thing in algeria. The protests in egypt were left off the news for nearly 30 days before they were reported. If the protests continue i hope the same thing does not happen here.
The people of algeria are not alone many stand in solitdarty with them. People in other countries are opening tor networks to help them avoid censorship. This website expain what they are and how you cna help/
www.accessnow.org...
Again like the egyptain revolution Aljezeera have offered live streams of ongoing events. (watch below)
english.aljazeera.net...
The people of algeria and being attacked and beaten now and are clashing with the police. The protests have been banned and people are having there mobile phones confiscated. There are over 250 demonstations planned for today and there have been arrests. Police cordens have been broken in Algiers and the people are chanting. Journalists have been banned and people have had the cameras confiscated. Trains and buses have been stopped and protesters are being cordened in.





Here is a video soz i cant embed.

www.youtube.com...

and police attacking protesters...

www.youtube.com...

If the protest continune i shall keep this thread updated. I dont want to see it left like happened in egypt. the more eyes that are upon algeria at the moment the better.

i hope everything works out ok and the protests remain peaceful

kx



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edit on 12-2-2011 by purplemer because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 12 2011 @ 07:27 AM
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On our BBC News Television programme it is only being given minimal coverage as the Egypt story is uppermost in the news teams agenda for today. Remember they have formulated interviews, quotes, reactions last night that have to be used today, so Algeria news is put on a back burner. Please keep us updated if you can get news on this uprising?



posted on Feb, 12 2011 @ 07:27 AM
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i hope these middle east "transitions" work out okay and all of the pain and suffering and mortalities just don't end like a tragically vain story...



posted on Feb, 12 2011 @ 07:46 AM
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news snippets....




gov puts police women at the first line of the shield against protester

Breaking: about 2000 protesters bypass security barricades

People carrying cameras, flags, journalists, human rights defenders are the most arrested

Proposed sign of goodwill: STOP harassing protesters & attacking them with teargas!

More than twenty self-immolations in Algeria since 4 weeks. Four persons died. Blocked roads, riots, strikes,...on a daily basis

Crowd getting bigger and bigger, new groups of young men joining in, shooting "Bouteflika Serrak" (Bouteflika the Thief)

The situation in Algeria at the moment is very tense. Protesters are expecting police to move in soon



posted on Feb, 12 2011 @ 09:00 AM
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Trains and buses have been stopped and protesters are being cordened in.


This is the same tactic the British cops used last summer. It is a deliberate attempt to raise anxiety levels and provoke violence so that they have an excuse for harsh retaliation. They are probably desperate to try and prevent what happened in Egypt from happening in Algeria.



posted on Feb, 12 2011 @ 09:50 AM
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That was awesome when that one police was taking a guy away then like 10 people went to free him, they swarmed the police man and ripped the man free from the hands of the police, its so awesome to see the people standing up for the brothers against the police without worry what will happen to themselves.

That is what will change the world, when we care about each other more than ourselves.

edit on 12-2-2011 by WielderOfTheSwordOfTruth because: Spelling mistake



posted on Feb, 12 2011 @ 10:04 AM
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This may give people an insight into who would be fomenting a revolution in Algeria.

en.wikipedia.org...


Algerian political events (1991–2002)Main articles: Algerian Civil War and List of Algerian massacres of the 1990s
Elections were planned to happen in 1991. In December 1991, the Islamic Salvation Front won the first round of the country's first multi-party elections. The military then intervened and cancelled the second round. It forced then-president Bendjedid to resign and banned all political parties based on religion (including the Islamic Salvation Front). A political conflict ensued, leading Algeria into the violent Algerian Civil War.

More than 160,000 people were killed between 17 January 1992 and June 2002. Most of the deaths were between militants and government troops, but a great number of civilians were also killed. The question of who was responsible for these deaths was controversial at the time amongst academic observers; many were claimed by the Armed Islamic Group. Though many of these massacres were undoubtably carried out by Islamic extremists, some claimed that the Algerian regime supposedly also used the army and foreign mercenaries to conduct attacks on men, women and children and then proceeded to blame the attacks upon various Islamic groups within the country.

AlgiersElections resumed in 1995, and after 1998, the war waned. On 27 April 1999, after a series of short-term leaders representing the military, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the current president, was chosen by the army.

Post warBy 2002, the main guerrilla groups had either been destroyed or surrendered, taking advantage of an amnesty program, though fighting and terrorism continues in some areas (See Islamic insurgency in Algeria (2002–present)).


Sounds familiar hu?

Another state that resisted Islamic takeover..



posted on Feb, 12 2011 @ 09:43 PM
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Interesting
As Ernesto would say "we need two, three, many Egypts"...

S&F.



posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 12:27 PM
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Algeria 'to lift emergency laws' Foreign minister says 19-year-old emergency will end "within days" amid calls for more protests against government.


english.aljazeera.net...



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