Police and protestors clash in Algeria

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Police and protestors clash in Algeria

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In Algeria, demonstrators have tried to force their way through a police cordon meant to stop them gathering for a protest.

Thousands of officers have been deployed onto the streets of Algiers to prevent a repeat of the unrest seen in Egypt.

No one knows if, where and when the flame of unrest will ignite next.

But temperature is high and the wind is blowing along the North African coast.

There were jubilant scenes at the opposition party office yesterday when news of Mubarak’s resignation came through.

But analysts say a widespread revolt in Algeria is unlikely, because the government can use its energy resources to resolve popular grievances.