It’s Spreading: Is Algeria Next?

Thousands have taken to the streets in Algiers demanding a change of government (pictured).

A day after pro-democracy protesters drove Egypt’s longtime leader Hosni Mubarak from power, Algerians were in the streets demanding their own President Abdelaziz Bouteflika leave office.

Protesters chanting, “No to the police state!” and “Bouteflika out!”. News reports say crowds were in the thousands but far out numbered by riot police.

Meanwhile, a top aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said there will be elections by September. Protesters and security forces are clashing in Yemen. In Jordan, demonstrations are taking place in support of Egypt.

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