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Live update: Freedom and democracy protests launch in Algeria ((( i )))

First Tunisia, then 18 days of people power toppled Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, now it seems the people of Algeria want to be rid of their dictator Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the military junta. Democracy protests have started on February 12 in Algiers, called by the National Coordination for Change and Democracy (NCCD). Algeria is under a state of emergency since February 9, 1992.

Authorities deployed huge numbers of security forces ahead of the protests - some calling it a "state of siege". Up to 30,000 riot police have been mobilized. Saturday's February 12 protest has been banned by authorities fearing a people's uprising like in Tunisia and Egypt.
Algeria is under a state of emergency since February 9, 1992.
Algeria is under a state of emergency since February 9, 1992.
Live update: Freedom and democracy protests launch in Algeria
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Live update: DNA algerie - 12 Février : Marche pour le changement du système et pour la démocratie en Algérie [ DIRECT ]
 link to dna-algerie.com

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The government has closed all train lines in the capital in an attempt to limit numbers attending the central protest at 1st of May Square in Algiers. But thousands of people started gathering before 11am in the Square in central Algiers.

Riot police are now arresting people. The crowd is chanting "Echâab Yourid Isqat Annidham" "The people wants to overthrow the system". Pro-Bouteflika thugs are provoking and attacking protesters. Lots of people arrested. A counter-protest is being held, untroubled by police.

One of the chants from Egypt according to twitter sources is: "1 2 3 VIVA L'ALGERIE we are waiting for you on the other side of the river with our brothers Tunisians"

The cyber activist group Anonymous has announced "Operation #Algeria is in full effect! Forbidden protests ongoing.  http://www.elmouradia.dz/ is DOWN."

Time line here:  link to indymedia.org.au

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numbers to help 12.Feb.2011 22:13

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FACEBOOK & TWITTER R BLOCKED IN ALGERIA.

PLZ RT #Algeria users Dial-up on +16504194196 - +390662207294 Or use Speak To Tweet by calling +16504194196 - +390662207294

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