The Algerian government on Sunday says it will ban protests that do not have authorised approval.
The mass protests erupted in February 2019 for the removal of then president Abdelaziz Bouteflika after he said he would run for a fifth term.
Despite stepping down in April 2019, the protesters continue to demand the removal of the entire ruling elite, an end to corruption and for the army to quit politics.
All protests would need permit that specify the names of organisers and a start and finish time for the demonstrations according to the interior ministry. Failure to comply with the procedures will result in violating the law and the constitution the ministry further stated.
A clause in a new constitution approved in November 2020, states that organisers are required to give advance information before demonstrations.
In February of this year, the Hirak movement celebrated its second anniversary with thousands of Algerians taking to the streets in celebration.
While current President Abdelmadjid Tebboune referred to the movement as a “blessed” movement that had “saved Algeria just four days prior to the celebration, his government’s actions speak to the contrary.
Several individuals have been arrested in connection to the protests over the past two years.