Protesters in Algeria
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Police break up protest in Algerian capital

Algerian police have broken up an anti-government demonstration by about 300 people in the centre of the capital, Algiers, calling for greater freedoms.

Several protesters were injured and a number are reported to have been arrested. Seven police officers were also hurt, according to state media.

The protest followed rioting in several cities set off by rising food prices.

The BBC's Chloe Arnold reports from Algiers.

  • 22 Jan 2011