ALGIERS, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of unemployed Algerian youths on Thursday staged a peaceful sit-in near the Town Hall of Ouargla province in protest of working conditions.
The unemployed protesters demanded cancel the work experience requirement by many multinational companies.
A week earlier, the National Committee for the Rights of the Unemployed notified the authorities about their planned demonstration. The government then took measures to address the protesters' claims, including boosting employment. However, the protesters deemed that the measures were not enough and insisted on staging their demonstration.
Some political parties claimed the protesters were manipulated to serve foreign agendas in a bid to sow troubles in this North African nation.
However, local media reported that the protesters, chanting patriotic slogans, insisted that their movement aims to claim their rights rather than sow instability.
The sit-in has been carried out peacefully, with no clashes between security forces and protesters reported.