Algeria protests: Police use water cannon to disperse demonstrators
Tuesday - 09/04/2019 19:23
Algerian police used water cannon on Tuesday to disperse crowds demonstrating against the appointment of a new interim president.
Abdelkader Bensalah, the speaker of parliament's upper house, succeeds long-term President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned last week.
Peaceful demonstrations have been taking place for weeks, but many protesters want more radical change.
Mr Bensalah has pledged to organise free and fair elections within 90 days.
"We - citizens, the political class and state institutions - must work to ensure the conditions, all conditions, are right for a transparent and regular presidential poll," he said during a televised address on Tuesday.