Protests planned in Libya & Algeria

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    Libya, Algeria Cut Football to Thwart Protests | mideastposts.com | mideastposts.com

    Anti-government protests sweeping North Africa that have effectively ended the rule of authoritarian presidents in Egypt and Tunisia have made soccer match cancellations the region’s flavour of the day.
    Oil-rich Libya and gas-rich Algeria have indefinitely extended their suspension of all soccer matches with anti-government demonstrations planned for February 12 in Algiers and February 17 in Benghazi and Tripoli. The cancellations are intended to prevent the pitch from becoming a platform for protests. <more>
     
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    Protesters bein' arrested in Algeria...
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    Thousands demand reforms in Algeria; 400 arrested
    Feb 12,`11 -- Heavily outnumbered by riot police, thousands of Algerians defied government warnings and dodged barricades to rally in their capital Saturday, demanding democratic reforms a day after mass protests toppled Egypt's autocratic ruler.
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    Sun, Feb 13, 2011 - Less than a month after the world watched Tunisia celebrate the collapse of the country’s strong-arm ruler, the scenes in central Cairo on Friday offered an even more potent display of the newfound power of the Arab street — fist-pumping crowds cheering the end of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.
     
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    Inspired by Egypt, Algerians Take to Streets - Demonstrators demand political reform; hundreds arrested

    If you subscribe to the WSJ, please open the article linked in Newser and share it.

    I wonder...is democracy contagious? Is this a domino effect?
     
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    Looks like Algerian gov't. learnin' from Mubarak's mistake, tryin' to get out ahead of the protests...
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    Algeria to repeal state of emergency, minister says
    Tue, Feb 15, 2011 - NEXT TO FALL?On Saturday, nearly 30,000 police prevented about 2,000 protesters marching the 4km from May 1 Square to Martyrs Square in the capital
     
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    Moomar gettin' mean...
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    Group says 24 died in Libyan crackdown
    Sat, Feb 19, 2011 - Libyan security forces killed at least 24 people in a violent crackdown on anti-regime demonstrations during a &#8220;Day of Anger&#8221; against leader Muammar Qaddafi, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said yesterday.
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    Doctor Says 35 Killed in East Libya Amid Unrest
    Feb 18, 2011 - A Libyan doctor says 35 protesters were killed in the eastern city of Benghazi during clashes Friday with security forces amid protests demanding the ouster of the longtime leader.

     
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