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Vol. 75/No. 8      February 28, 2011

Montreal action backs
protesters in Algeria
Militant/John Steele

MONTREAL—Some 1,000 Algerians, Tunisians, Egyptians, other North African immigrants, and Quebecois marched to the Algerian consulate here February 12 in solidarity with demonstrations taking place the same day in Algeria, calling for the ouster of the country’s president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

The protesters chanted, “Tunisia, Egypt, and Algeria—Why not?” One placard stated: “The people 2, dictators 0. Next match, Algeria vs. the generals.”

The previous day about 200 Egyptians and supporters danced, shouted, and sang in front of the Egyptian consulate celebrating the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. Tarek Borollo and his mother Dina told the Militant that they had just returned from Tahrir Square in Cairo that morning. “We are standing up for human dignity, democracy, and peace,” he said.


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