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Taken Questions
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 14, 2001
Question Taken at June 14, 2001 Daily Press Briefing

Algeria: Demonstrations

Q: Any reaction to the big demonstrations in Algiers today?

A: Algiers on Thursday (6/14) saw its largest and most violent demonstration since 1988.  Seven people are reported dead and 200 injured after a day of anti-government protests and rioting.

There was no threat to the U.S. Embassy during these demonstrations.  We continue to closely monitor unrest in Algiers and elsewhere in Algeria.  

Q: What does the U.S. think about the violence in Algeria?

A: We remain deeply concerned by the loss of life and violence in the ongoing demonstrations and riots in Algeria.

We urge restraint on all sides and a quick end to the violence.  We believe that dialogue is the best way to defuse tensions and address concerns.

Released on June 15, 2001

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