The word "Hirak" in Arabic means "movement". February 22nd, 2019 has given birth to an unprecedented popular movement since the independence of Algeria in 1962. In fact, it is a political uprising against dictatorship and autocracy in Algeria.
Algerian people from different social and political origins are seeking a political change that would ultimately end into a real democracy.
What is new with this popular uprising compared with other movements in the MENA countries is its peaceful aspect. There was no bloodshed; and even the behavior of the Algerian police was to a great extent exemplary.
Of course, the corrupt politicians with their allied political parties did their best to stop this uprising fearing for their privileges to be lost, but the determination of Algerian people to restore true democracy and equality was greater.
For the time being, this Algerian uprising constitutes a beautiful example of peaceful claims which are witing to be satisfafied