Train and metro services halted in Algerian capital ahead of protests

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Train and metro services in Algiers were suspended on Friday and riot police were deployed to the streets ahead of expected protests in the Algerian capital against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s 20-year rule.
Bouteflika is in hospital in Geneva and has not spoken publicly since a stroke in 2013, but on Thursday he issued his first warning to protesters, saying the unrest, now entering its third week, could destabilize the country.
To continue reading, please click here.


Share this article


More articles from MAST...

Get in touch

Maritime Security
24/7 Emergency Telephone:+44 (0) 1218 209 946

Main Office: +44 (0) 1279 216726

Risk Consulting
Call: +44 (0) 1279 874 528

Security Systems
Call: +44 (0) 1279 874 521

Skip to content