12 Dec 2019

Clashes as Algeria holds disputed elections

Protesters have poured on to the streets of the Algerian capital to demonstrate against what they say is a “sham” presidential election.

Riot police blocked streets in Algiers as protesters called for sweeping political reforms.

Abdelaziz Bouteflika was toppled earlier this year after two decades in power in Africa’s largest country.

Protesters are unhappy that all five presidential candidates have links to the former government.