Anti-Government Protests Reverberate in Algerian Soccer Federation

Posted: February 13, 2011 in Uncategorized

Mounting popular rejection of widespread abuse of power that is spilling on to the streets of Algerian cities is reverberating within the Algerian Football Federation (FAF) amid allegations of embezzlement against its president, Mohammed Raouraoua.

The allegations raised by crowned soccer club Jeunesse Kabylie (JSK) come as thousands of security forces in the capital Algiers prevented protests and arrested 250 demonstrators.

The demonstrations were inspired by the success on Friday of Egyptian protesters in forcing President Hosni Mubarak to resign after 30 years in office and last month’s toppling of Tunisian President Zine Abedine Ben Ali. LINK HERE

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