Thousands demonstrate against shale gas drilling in Algeria

March 14, 2015 6:42 PM

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ALGIERS, Algeria – Thousands of Algerians demonstrated Saturday against plans to drill for shale gas in the south of the country.

Organizers say more than 1,000 demonstrators protested in Ouargla, a city 466 miles south of Algiers. Another 1,000 demonstrators participated in a separate protest in In Salah, 785 miles south of Algiers, according to Algeria's state news agency APS.

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