Hundreds of thousands of people protested in central Algiers on Friday, March 15, in the biggest demonstration against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's 20-year rule since unrest began last month.

Bouteflika on Monday reversed a decision to stand for another term after mass protests against him, but stopped short of relinquishing office and says he will stay on until a new constitution is adopted.

Algerians quickly rejected his offer and demanded that the 82-year-old president hand over power to a young generation of leaders who can create jobs and stamp out corruption.

Protests have peaked on Fridays. They are also taking place in other cities.

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