Algeria protests continue after Bouteflika drops fifth term bid

Last Updated: Mar 13 2019 11:18

In Algeria, protests continue after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika dropped his fifth term bid and postponed next month's presidential elections indefinitely.

The protesters, who chanted “No tricks, Bouteflika”, had responded to calls on social media to continue the protests.

One of the messages said: “We will march more determined than ever to end this system, to end this mafia. We want a republican and democratic state.

“No to manipulation, let’s be vigilant. The battle is not won.”

BBC North Africa correspondent Rana Jawad says that to satisfy the protesters' demands, a timetable for the president's departure was needed.

Algerians who first celebrated Bouteflika's decision are now back on the streets of central Algiers demanding the resignation of the entire government.