Soon the protest rallies took place in Algiers, until arrests began, according to lawyers and activists.
Demonstrations also took place in the states of Bouira and Bejaia against the authorities and bearing social demands, according to our correspondent.
The authorities received the demonstrations, by deploying large numbers of security forces in the middle of the Algerian capital, and tightening control over all its entrances, according to “AFP.”
Suburban residents found it very difficult to reach their workplace in the center of the capital due to the great congestion due to the security checkpoints at the entrances to the city, especially from the eastern side, according to eyewitnesses.
And calls for demonstrations spread on social media throughout the country, especially in Algiers, on the occasion of the anniversary of the movement.
The movement was forced to suspend its weekly demonstrations in March due to the spread of the Corona virus and the authorities’ decision to prevent all gatherings.
Monday, February 22nd marks the second anniversary of the 2019 movement, when Algeria witnessed unprecedented popular demonstrations, and two months later forced President Abdel-Bouteflika to resign from his post.
However, the first demonstrations began 5 days before this date in Kharata, in the east of the country, which became known as the cradle of the movement, and on February 16th, it was celebrated with massive demonstrations.
Days ago, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in a speech broadcast on Algerian television, after returning from treatment, announced the release of 40 activists of the movement in Algeria.
He said that he would conduct a cabinet reshuffle and dissolve parliament in preparation for holding general legislative elections, in which representatives would replace those who were elected in 2017, during the Bouteflika era.
Although many political forces in Algeria praised Tebboune’s decisions, especially as they were at the forefront of popular demands, some considered them insufficient.
Opponents in Algeria are calling for a “radical change” in the nature of the political system.