Thousands demand reforms in Algeria; 400 arrested

Algerian protesters chant slogans during a demonstration in Algiers, Algeria, Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011. Thousands of people defied a government ban on demonstrations and poured into the Algerian capital for a pro-democracy rally Saturday, a day after weeks of mass protests toppled Egypt's authoritarian leader. (AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub)

February 12, 2011 5:11:04 PM PST
Heavily outnumbered by riot police, thousands of Algerians defied government warnings and dodged barricades to rally in their capital Saturday, demanding democratic reforms a day after mass protests toppled Egypt's autocratic ruler.