On Saturday 23rd March, a large number of the Algerian community living in London gathered in Marble Arch and marched towards the Embassy of Algeria. Our rapporteur & contributor April N. met them. Here are highlights of our coverage.
Haroun, just like most Algerians, took part in this protest to show his solidarity with the Algerian people back in Algeria who have been demonstrating against the Bouteflika clan. He shared with us how he wishes to see a transition during which a genuine democracy is established and the government works for the interests of the nation.
Mohamed K. shared with us how he wanted to see an end to the current regime and how Abdelaziz Bouteflika is too ill to govern the country. For Mohamed, and the many Algerians we interviewed, power should be returned to the people. Through the interviews we carried out a common consensus emerged: the Bouteflika clan has ruined the nation and must leave the Algerian people alone in their quest to repair the country, hence ensure a sustainable future for the coming generations.
“As someone who was an outsider, I felt very welcome by the Algerian community. I felt like their cause was justified and their message heartfelt. There was no aggression in their approach but a mere abundance of passion and loyalty for their people and country. I hope they succeed in their mission.”April N.