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President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday evening

Algerians vow to continue protests

The BBC’s Mohamed Arezki Himeur in Algeria’s capital, Algiers, says there were huge celebrations in the city in the wake of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s resignation, with people shouting and honking their car horns all night.

The 82-year-old, who suffered a stroke six years ago, resigned on Tuesday evening after weeks of massive streets demonstrations.

But the demonstrators have vowed to continue their protests on Friday, our reporter says.

The protesters do not only want Mr Bouteflika to go, they want the whole system to change – in particular the government that was only appointed last weekend, he says.

“This is just a little victory – the biggest is still to come,” one protester said.


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