Algeria police use tear gas on protest in capital

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 11:12 AM

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Police in the Algerian capital used tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a crowd of about 60 young men who were throwing petrol bombs and stones, a Reuters reporter said.

The protesters, who had blocked a road in the east of the capital, said they had no political demands but wanted the authorities to give them better housing.

(Reporting by Lamine Chikhi; writing by Christian Lowe; editing by Tim Pearce)