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Algerian Police Break Up Anti-government Protest Before Election

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April 16, 2014 AT 11:58 AM
Algerian police broke up a rare anti-government protest on Wednesday, a day before elections that look set to give President Abdelaziz Bouteflika a fourth term in office although he is still recovering from a stroke. Small groups of demonstrators from Barakat - the name means "Enough" - tried to hold a sit-in in downtown Algiers before uniformed police surrounded them and dragged them off. Police dispersed several small groups of protesters, some waving Algeria's green and white flag.