# Algeria : Algiers suburban and regional trains have been halted following an unexpected strike following civilians throwing stones at trains. Actions that are repetitive and often cause injury to railway workers.
“The scuffle was caused by the injury of the train driver from El Afroen, who was taken to hospital and the windshields and windows of two trains were broken,” the SNDS press release said.
Faced with the gravity of the situation, the SNDF management announced the suspension of all trains because members of the staff were “taxed” in solidarity with their colleagues and in protest of these unacceptable actions that are often performed near the railway.
These actions against trains have been repeated. In early June, Algerian railway workers blocked train traffic on the outskirts of Algiers and threw stones in protest of the attack, seriously injuring the SNDS controller. Last May, another controller was attacked and broke his leg.