December 12, 2019 / 12:20 PM / 8 months ago

Hundreds protest in central Algiers against disputed election

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Hundreds of people protested in central Algiers on Thursday against the presidential election hours after polls opened, with demonstrators calling for a boycott of a vote they regard as a charade.

Protesters also marched in towns in the Kabylie region on Thursday, where some polling stations have been closed, witnesses and residents said.

Reporting By Hamid Ould Ahmed; Writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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