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February 25, 2021

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Thousands take to the streets in Algeria

KHERRATA (ALGERIA) – The Algerian town of Kherrata witnessed a protest by thousands of people voicing support for the Hirak protest movement that saw the ouster of veteran president in 2019 before the coronavirus crisis forced it off the streets. Chanting “A civilian state, not a military state” and “The gang must go”, more than […]
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Catalans cast vote that will assess separatist strength

BARCELONA (SPAIN) – Catalan voters headed to the polls on Sunday for an election that will test the strength of the Spanish region’s pro-independence movement, but in an era dominated by the coronavirus crisis rather than separatist sentiment. A steady trickle of mask-wearing voters turned up at polling stations that were replete with pandemic precautions: […]