Algerian police use water cannon to disperse protesters

Algerian police use water cannons and tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters in the capital Algiers. More than 100 protesters were arrested in the protest.

Officials said over two dozen police forces were injured in clashes with protesters. The demonstrators demanded the resignation of the newly-appointed interim President. The protest came days after parliament speaker Abdel-kader Bensalah was appointed the head of the caretaker government for 90 days.

Bensalah has announced plans to hold a presidential election on July 4. Protesters argue that elections cannot be free and fair if they are held under the same judicial framework affiliated with former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Bouteflika stepped down earlier this month following weeks of mass demonstrations against his two-decade rule.

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