The European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution on November 28, calling on the Algerian authorities to end the repression and move towards a democratic solution.The EP strongly condemns the arbitrary and unlawful arrest and detainment of, attacks on and intimidations of journalists, trade unionists, lawyers, students, human rights defenders and civil society and all peaceful protesters taking part in the Hirak demonstrations.
Algerian authorities immediately denounced attempted interference. Reactions from the Algerian civil society were mixted. Some civil society organizations and trade unions actively involved in the Hirak peaceful uprising, regretted this non-binding resolution from the EP, regarded as counterproductive.
Just two weeks before the disputed presidential election on December 12, the Hirak mobilization was again massive this Friday, November 29, for the 41st week in a row.