13 Feb '11, 12am

First Tunisia, Egypt, now Algeria? Thousands of protesters march to call for Algerian president's resignation

First Tunisia, Egypt, now Algeria? Thousands of protesters march to call for Algerian president's resignation

People demonstrate outside the Algerian consulate in Montreal. -- PHOTO: AP MONTREAL - SOME 200 people demonstrated on Saturday in the streets of Montreal, joining calls for the resignation of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on the heels of revolts in Tunisia and Egypt. 'We want an end to the dictator Bouteflika and his regime, replaced by democracy,' said Zehira Houfani, a writer and independent journalist. Protesters included Tunisians and Egyptians in a march that ended in front of the Algerian consulate. The chanted 'No corruption, no submission' and carried signs that read 'Abuse + corruption = revolution.' The march was to coincide with a demonstration in the Algerian capital on Saturday, when 2,000 demonstrators evaded police to rally in a central Algiers square. 'We have had rallies before but this time it is all of the people calling for democracy like we ...

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