“Marches are banned in Algiers,” for opposition and anti-government demonstrators alike, Interior Minister Dahou Ould Kablia told the paper, justifying it on security grounds" of course is a lie to stop Algerian citizens expressing their right for freedom of speech and democracy.
“Algiers is a city of three million inhabitants. There are problems that cannot be taken into account by the organisers of marches,” Again more lies which prove that the corrupt military regime is worried and fearing for their futures.
More recently, on Jan.22, they moved in to stop a rally organised by the opposition Rally for Culture and Democracy (RCD).
But the pro-democracy Algerian League for the Defence of Human Rights (LADDH) has said it plans a march in Algiers on Feb.12.