Organisers encouraged protesters to come out in Algiers and other cities to show that the departure last week of long-time leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika is not enough, that they want complete political change.
Algerians have continued with the demonstrations, which kicked off in February against veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the ruling "gang," hoping for wholesale reforms in the political arena.
Algeria’s fate is clouded with uncertainty as unseen forces within its ruling elite battle for supremacy, while doing their best to survive the continuing calls for meaningful change across the country.
The protests, which entered the seventh week, managed to force Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign as president. Abdelkader Bensalah, a key ally of Bouteflika has been named the interim president for 90 days.
To maintain their grip on power, the DRS is accused of carrying out large-scale violence, which includes rampant killings and assassinations, and has a history of undermining the country's civilian governments.
Algerians protest on seventh straight Friday against a leadership seen as corrupt and repressive despite Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation this week under pressure from protesters and the powerful army.
Constitutional Council accepts Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation as president, state TV reports, while informing parliament "of the declaration of the definitive vacancy of the Presidency of the Republic."
The Algerian Army occupies a delicate position after Bouteflika's resignation. Now it must deliver on protesters’ demands without directly interfering in politics
Embattled President Abdelaziz Bouteflika finally stepped down following weeks of public protests and pressure from the army, putting an end to his his 20-year rule.
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President Abdelaziz Bouteflika originally declared his candidacy for a fifth term, then withdrew and postponed the election in response to massive protests. But he stopped short of stepping down immediately.
The move comes amid nationwide protests against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and follows the arrest of one of the country's top businessmen Ali Haddad.
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