ALGIERS

Algerian protesters on Friday marked the 65th anniversary of Independence War as weekly demonstrations take place for the 37th Friday.

Demonstrations which began late Thursday coincided with official celebrations of the Algerian revolution against French colonialism on Nov. 1, 1954.

The Algerian War of Independence took place between 1954 and 1962 and ended with the departure of French colonialism after 130 years of occupation.

Demonstrations with remarkably higher turnout were witnessed in capital Algiers and other Algerian cities in response to calls for participation by activists.

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