January 18, 2011

After Tunisia, Algeria Rages On

Amel Boubekeur, Middle East Channel

AP Photo

Since the fall of Tunisian President Zineddine Benali on Friday, four young Algerian unemployed have immolated themselves in imitation of the inspiration for the demonstrations that transformed their North African counterpart.  Riots taking place in Algeria last week only calmed down following the arrests of 1,100 people and didn't end with the government's decision to cut the price of oil and sugar. Some have even started a hunger strike, ironically snubbing sugar packages and oil bottles. 

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