On 17 February 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Algiers issued a Demonstration Alert, which reads in part as follows: “February 22 will mark the two-year anniversary of major protests in Algiers and around the country and the U.S. Embassy is aware of calls on social media for protests around this date. These protests are not directed at the U.S. Embassy, the U.S. government, or U.S. citizens. Please be aware of the possibility of unannounced protests in populated areas and be prepared to adjust any plans. A 10:00 p.m. – 05:00 a.m. curfew is still in effect in many wilayas to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

“Expect increased levels of traffic congestion and a heavy presence of law enforcement in addition to security checkpoints in some areas. During similar protests in the past, widespread disruption to internet and communication services have been common. U.S. government personnel have been reminded to maintain personal security awareness and to change routes to avoid any crowds or protests.”

To read the full text of the alert please click here.