For the second consecutive week, young protesters accompanied by lecturers and other supporters poured through central Algiers, shouting slogans demanding “a free and democratic Algeria” and an end to the military’s domination of the North African country. Africa News reports that President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, elected in a widely boycotted December 2019 poll, has ostensibly reached out to the movement while seeking to neutralise it. Tuesday’s march came a day after the airing of an interview in which he claimed the demands of the “popular, authentic Hirak” had largely been achieved. “The Algerian people took to the streets and we have met its demands,” he said. But on Tuesday demonstrators jeered at Tebboune, shouting: “elected by fraud, appointed by the army!”