User:Smuow9/Tunisian Protestors demand resignation of government

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

On Tuesday evening, secular Tunisian citizens expressed their dissatisfaction with the Islamic-led Ennahda Party by rallying in the streets of downtown Tunis in a mass peaceful protest.

The crowds gathered in tens of thousands and were supported by 60,000 members of the Tunisian General Labour Union making the protest one of Tunisia's largest opposition demonstrations since the fall of autocratic ruler Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, in January 2011.

As they rallied in Bardo Square, any of the demonstrators draped themselves in red and white flags whilst shouting “the people want the fall of the regime.”

The protest was largely in response to the assassinations of opposition politicians, Mohamed Brahmi on July 25 and Chokri Belaid, six months ago.

"This is a message to end their rule, from which we have only seen disasters such as violence and assassinations," said Chokri Belaid's widow, Basma Belaid.

According to Sky News, this political crisis has only been aggravated by increasing instability as Islamic militants continue their violent attacks.


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