Authorities in Algiers shut its metro and all trains to the capital in an effort to keep protesters away, but many arrived by coach Tens of thousands of demonstrators have converged on the streets of Algiers as Algeria marked the 65th anniversary of its war of independence from France. Protesters are demanding a “new revolution” and oppose the government’s proposed election next month. Demonstrations in the capital on Friday were some of the largest since protests began in February. Long-serving President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in April after weeks of street protests. But his departure was not enough for the predominantly young protesters who have taken to the streets for 37 consecutive Fridays. They are calling for sweeping government reforms, accusing leaders of widespread corruption and state repression. Algerian youth lead the call for change How Algeria’s army sacrificed a president to keep power Goodbye to the only leader they […]