Police fire tear gas against Algeria's anti-Bouteflika protesters | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Police fire tear gas against Algeria's anti-Bouteflika protesters

Police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters on a third consecutive day of rare demonstrations against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term in the April 18 presidential vote.

Sunday's unrest came in the centre of the capital where hundreds of people took to the streets at about noon despite a significant police presence.

Sofiane Djilali, a coordinator of Mouwatana - the opposition group whose call for anti-government protests sparked demonstrations on Friday - told Al Jazeera, "Algerians showed their high level of [political] awareness once again today and broke the wall of fear."

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