Algerian protesters vowed to keep up street rallies against the country's ruling elite on Friday, rejecting a December presidential election with banners reading "we will not shut up", "we are not ready to stop" and "I will not vote".
Protesters opposing the election that Algeria's veteran ruling cadre has set for December took to the streets of the capital on Friday seeking the release of a detained opposition figure, as two recent premiers said they would run for president.
Algeria on Wednesday jailed its once-untouchable spy chief, its former de facto ruler and two other figureheads of the ruling elite, as the army seeks to quell mass protests demanding a purge of old power brokers.
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