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 ]
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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."
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