Protests continued despite the detention of two former p and business people linked to Bouteflika on anti-graft charges [File: Ryad Kramdi/AFP]

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Algeria‘s capital for the 17th straight week, demanding the removal of the ruling elite and prosecution of former officials linked to former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

The protest in Algiers on Friday came a day after former Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal joined a long list of prominent politicians and business people who have been arrested as part of corruption probes.

There was no official count, but a Reuters news agency reporter estimated that the number of people protesting was higher than last Friday, but still smaller than in the weeks before the

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