Protesters are confronted by police in Algiers
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Opposition protests broken up by riot police in Algiers

Riot police in Algeria have broken up an opposition demonstration by several hundred people in the capital, Algiers. The protesters had been calling for greater freedom.

Activists say more than forty people were injured. Some of the demonstrators waved Tunisian flags in a reference to unrest which brought down the president of neighbouring Tunisia last week.

Jack Izzard reports.

  • 23 Jan 2011
  • From the section Africa
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