Banners and placards: a cover for cracks in the Algerian movement?

Memes, songs and slogans are driving the countrywide protests, but some people have started to differ on the language and choice of words used, exposing the fault lines among the demonstrators

One of the defining features of the Algerian protests over the last three months has been the creative displays of posters, tifos and banners across the country’s 48 protesting regions.

Algerian protesters gather on public buildings during an anti-government demonstration in the centre of the capital Algiers on May 24. (Ouled Djebass FB page)

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Yasmina Allouche

Researcher/Journalist specialising in North Africa | Focus on Algeria |