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Protesters beaten in Yemen, Algeria rallies

  • From correspondents in Sanaa and Algiers

February 13, 2011

PROTESTERS have been beaten as they poured into streets in the capitals of Algeria and Yemen in the wake of the uprising in Egypt.

Both nations are fighting endemic poverty and Islamist insurgencies or cells.  In Yemen, some protesters have called for their president to go as they celebrated the uprising in Egypt.  In Algeria, protesters have so far stopped short of demanding a change of power.

In both countries, security forces acted to quash the demonstrations before they could gain the foothold seen in Egypt and Tunisia.

Thousands of riot police sealed off the Algerian capital to prevent activists from holding a banned pro-democracy rally a day after Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak was toppled.

Police blocked off streets in Algiers,  set up security barricades at strategic points along the march route and baton charged protesters at the unauthorised gathering, forcing organisers to call off the demonstration.

Many arrests were reported as police tried to disperse the crowd, who were chanting slogans including “No to the police state” and “Bouteflika out”, – a reference to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has led the North African nation since 1999.

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~ by Vanzetti on February 12, 2011.

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