The Interior Ministry said in a statement that the number of people who took part in the protests on Avenue Habib Borguia this afternoon was not more than 1,200.
The ministry added that the latter did not respect the government’s decision to ban public and public meetings to prevent the spread of the virus.
Protesters tried to remove security barriers and attack security forces mobilized to ensure the safety of civilians, according to the same press release.
The report said security forces used discipline before using water cannons to disperse them.
The Interior Ministry has called on citizens to respect the health measures taken by the Bowden government and not to be distracted by calls to stage illegal demonstrations.