Algerian popular movement stays strong, united!

This past Friday (June 21) saw the 18th week of massive, peaceful protests filling the streets of cities all across Algeria.

Midweek, the country’s much-criticized strongman Gen. Gaid Salah, had issued an order decreeing that only the green-white-red national Algerian flag should be displayed in public. The June 21 demonstrators had a strong response to that: many carried both the national flag and the yellow-green-blue-red flag of the country’s robust Berber (Amazigh) minority.