Algeria opposition to hold protest, which officials have banned; possible clashes between police and demonstrators

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Many demonstrators in Algeria have been inspired by the events unfolding in Egypt and Tunisia

[Some have raised a question:  if the people’s victory in Egypt is not secure, then it is both real and illusory, and cannot be contained or consolidated in one country, but must be seen as an episode in the unraveling of an imperial matrix with many dangerous opportunities across the Arab world which can only be seized and won on an internationalist and Pan-Arab basis.  This is a debate that accompanies the power which is now finding its manifestation in the streets. — Frontlines ed.]

12 Feb 2011

Many demonstrators in Algeria have been inspired by the events unfolding in Egypt and Tunisia [AFP]

Thousands of police in riot gear were in position in the centre of the Algerian capital to stop a planned pro-democracy demonstration that could mimic the uprising which forced out Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.  Continue reading