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Even protesters stay home as Algerian industry seeks reversal of fortunes
Algeria’s compliance with the Covid-19 lockdown was sharply illustrated when on 20 March the Hirak opposition movement did not march against the government for the first Friday since 22 February 2019. President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on 17 March announced a ban on public gatherings, including an end to prayers in mosques as well as mass demonstrations.
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