Thousands of Algerians protest in several cities for immediate change

In Bajaia workers began a strike that has paralysed operations at the city's port, Ennahar TV reported.
Tuesday 12/03/2019
Algerian students demonstrate in the centre of the capital Algiers on March 12, 2019, one day after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced his withdrawal from a bid to win another term in office and postponed an April 18 election. (AFP)
Algerian students demonstrate in the centre of the capital Algiers on March 12, 2019, one day after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced his withdrawal from a bid to win another term in office and postponed an April 18 election. (AFP)

Thousands of Algerians took to the streets of several cities demanding immediate political change, Reuters witnesses said, after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika decided not to seek a fifth term and a conference was convened to plan the country's future.

In Bajaia workers began a strike that has paralysed operations at the city's port, Ennahar TV reported. 

Several candidates have rejected Bouteflika's postponement of the elections.

(Reuters)