Protesters in Northwestern Algiers Light Fires in Response to New Finance Laws

Storyful Published January 13, 2017 19 Plays

Rumble Following the Algerian government’s passage of the Financial Act of 2017, on January 1, protesters took to the streets in Algiers, Bejaia, and other areas, setting fires in the streets and <a href="" target="_blank">clashing with security forces</a>.

The Financial Act will significantly raise taxes throughout the nation, leading to increased fuel and real estate prices. A general strike took place in Bejaia on January 2, with clashes again taking place.