Algiers - Hundreds of students protested in the Algerian capital on Tuesday, accusing ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of seeking to prolong his two-decade rule despite abandoning his bid for a fifth term.
"The students are resisting the extension of the fourth mandate," they chanted in a square outside the main post office of Algiers, a day after Bouteflika cancelled next month's presidential election.
Half a dozen police vans were parked around the Place de la Grande Poste, which has been the epicentre of protests demanding the 82-year-old leader step down.
"No tricks, Bouteflika," the demonstrators chanted.
They were responding to calls on social media for renewed mass protests, after the cancellation of the April presidential polls raised fears of a ploy to extend Bouteflika's hold on power.