March 29, 2019 / 6:38 PM / 7 months ago

Algeria authorities deny Algiers protest drew one million demonstrators

FILE PHOTO:People carry national flags and banners during a protest to demand the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in Algiers, Algeria March 29, 2019. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian authorities denied that a demonstration against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algiers on Friday was attended by around 1 million people.

Reuters earlier reported that the gathering in the capital, where large anti-government protests broke out on Feb. 22, was made up of about a million people.

“Algerian police did not talk or communicate any figures related to the protests to any foreign journalists,” an official source said.

“The figure published by Reuters is false,” the source added, without elaborating.

Editing by William Maclean

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