Algiers police quell unemployment protests
Algiers police on Sunday (October 9th) arrested 20 activists from the National Committee for the Rights of the Unemployed (CNDDC) as they attempted to stage a protest near the presidential palace in Algiers, El Watan reported. Another seven protestors were arrested in Dar El Beïda before they could join the demonstration. The rally was called to demand the creation of jobs and the expansion of unemployment benefits.
In another labour protest on Sunday, some 50 unemployed teachers launched a hunger strike outside the education ministry, AFP reported. The protestors, who had been left jobless when their short-term contracts expired, demanded that they be reinstated.
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