Hundreds of Kabyles joined into a public lunch at Tizi-Ouzud, not far from Algiers, to protest the religious dictatorship of Algeria, where people can be arrested and charged on the accusation of "anti-islamic activities" for not fasting during the Muslim month-long Ramadan festivity.
The defiant act of disobedience was organized after Algerian police harassed three young Kabyles who were ignoring the religious imposition. Local nationalist leader Bouaziz Ait Chebib said:
We called this gathering to denounce the inquisition and persecution of citizens who, because of their beliefs, refuse to observe the fast.
The authorities decided to ignore the protest this time.