They forcefully barred access to a square in central Algiers and managed to disperse the demonstrators
"The people want the fall of Gaid Salah," they chanted, referring to the de facto strongman in post-Bouteflika Algeria.
The protest movement is also demanding the establishment of independent institutions to oversee fresh elections
Protesters continue to demand the resignation of government officials loyal to former leader, Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Algerians have been holding massive protests since an ailing Bouteflika announced plans to seek a fifth term in office
According to Gaid Salah, a constitutional void would amount to "the destruction of the foundations of the Algerian national state".
Military chief, Ahmed Gaid Salah has emerged as a de facto strongman after replacing ousted leader, Abdelaziz Bouteflika
A deadline to register for Algeria's controversial presidential election has passed without a single candidate putting themselves forward