Since late February, Algerians have been relentlessly taking to the streets every week to demand a political overhaul – and, it seems, they have no plans to let up.

As the country’s protest movement entered its seventh month, demonstrators on Friday gathered in Algiers and other major cities to call for the removal of the ruling elite, shouting slogans such as “free and democratic Algeria” and a “civil state, not a military one”.

The protesters’ anger was directed at army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah, a key powerbroker since longtime President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in April in the face of the mass protests.

They also vented their ire against Karim Younes, a former speaker of the lower house appointed by authorities to head a national dialogue

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