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Uprisings in America and Algeria (E367)

Tremors continue to be felt across America, and in particular Washington DC, as it emerged that the storming of Congress appeared to have been planned for weeks. We have seen these events in many countries around the world – most recently in Hong Kong and Ukraine, cheered on by the United States – so how will the US administration deal with insurrection on their own soil? With security ramped up for the presidential inauguration next week, and with Trump facing a second impeachment, what of the many Trump supporters who claim, just like General Custer, it was their ‘Last Stand’. Rachel Blevins is the RT America correspondent based in DC, and she joined us on Sputnik to discuss what is next for this fast-unfolding story.

From trouble on the streets in America to trouble on the streets in Algeria. It is a country rich in history, oil and gas. It gave more than a million lives in the struggle for independence and freedom from France, but the army, which led the revolution, has stayed in power ever since. It now appears the people are not having it anymore and they are revolting against the government, which has ruled for over 60 years. So we invited Hacene Zitouni onto Sputnik to tell us what is going on there now.