Algerien: Polizeiproteste weiten sich aus

„Source to Zaman: Ghardaia police sit-ins reach Bouteflika palace“

On October 16, the independent Az-Zaman newspaper carried the following report: „On the third day of their protest action, around 1,000 Algerian policemen demonstrated yesterday outside the office of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algiers to demand the improvement of their work conditions. In this context, Algerian sources said to Az-Zaman that the police protests and sit-ins extended to a number of provinces, including Blida, where the police announced will not work or implement the security-related obligations and orders. The sources continued that the protesters rejected the promises made by the interior minister, who had met with them yesterday, and moved their sit-in from in front of the government building to the Algerian presidential building, knowing they were joined by the police of other provinces…
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