Today in Algeria: Change is on the Way

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A 20-year state of emergency in Algeria will be lifted in the “coming days,” authorities said Monday, days after protesters took to the streets to demand government reform.  “Soon, we will discuss the past, but I say that lifting the state of emergency will occur in the coming days,” Foreign Minister Mourad Medelci said on French radio Europe 1.  It will mean a “return to Algeria, a rightful state which totally allows, the expression of opinions, but always with reference to the law,” he said.  The announcement comes after anti-government protesters chanting “change the power!” clashed with security forces in the capital over the weekend, witnesses said.

Good.  Let freedom spread.