The 2019–20 Algerian protests, also called Hirak Movement, began on 16 February 2019, six days after Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced his candidacy for a fifth presidential term in a signed statement. These protests, without precedent since the Algerian Civil War, were peaceful and led the military to insist on Bouteflika's immediate resignation, which took place on 2 April 2019.
By early May, a significant number of power-brokers close to the deposed administration, including the former president's younger brother Saïd, had been arrested.
The rising tensions within the Algerian regime can be traced back to the beginning of Bouteflika's rule which has been characterized by the state's monopoly on natural resources revenues used to finance the government's clientelist system and ensure its stability. The major demonstrations have taken place in the largest urban centers of Algeria from February to December 2019. Due to their significant scale, the protests attracted international media coverage and provoked reactions from several heads of states and scholarly figures.
Every Friday, Algerians and those who come from other cities or regions of the country, come to vendredire, as they say. This invented "verb" has become part of the vocabulary.
USMA - The sports union of the medina of Algiers, Algerian football club based in Algiers. Founded July 5, 1937, the first club to win the Algerian Football Championship in 1963. During the Friday demonstrations, this is where the USMA supporters gather: the USMA square as they say.
Young woman wearing the traditional haik dress in contrast with her trendy sneakers. « Immediate departure of the Parliament, the Council of the Nation and the Institutional Council. »
« His Excellency the people. The people wish that they clear all. The people wish that they all be judged. »
Post-it panel on which everyone can express their feelings, but especially to share instagram hashtags. Panneau de post-it sur lequel chacun peut exprimer son ressenti, mais surtout pour y partager des hashtag instagram.
« Freedom ». Poem on the importance of continuing to dream about the greatness of the country. « Liberté ». Poème sur l'importance de continuer à rêver sur la grandeur du pays.
This union between all generations who find themselves in the same claims. This peaceful atmosphere with the word Selmiya (peaceful) that we hear everywhere. What pride for the Algerian people whose image abroad is so damaged!
« He who has sold and betrayed his country is like the one who steals from his father's room in order to feed a thief. He will not be forgiven by his father, nor rewarded by the thief. Signed stolen thing. »