New rallies of the protest movement began in several Algerian cities on Friday, raising slogans against the ruling authority and the army, and opposing the early legislative elections.
In the capital Algiers, the marches began with the worshipers leaving the mosques after performing the Friday prayers, as in the Al-Rahma Mosque, the Mosque of Ibn Badis and the Faithful, to gather in the thousands in the squares of Maurice Odin and the Central Post.
Unusually, the security deployment was light, as it focused on sensitive places such as the headquarters of the government and the presidency, as well as the television building.
Pictures posted by activists on social media showed rallies in Bejaia, Constantine, Annaba (east), Tizi Ouzou, Bouira (center) and Oran (west).
The capital witnessed the arrest of a number of activists before the end of the march, while the police used tear gas in Oran and Mostaganem, according to local reporters.
In the rest of the areas, the demonstrators dispersed without any incidents.
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