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New government for Tunisia despite sporadic gunfire

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New government for Tunisia despite sporadic gunfire


In Tunisia the delicate peace on the streets of the capital has been shattered by sporadic shooting.

Special forces fought a heavy gun battle with members of the ousted president’s security force at the presidential palace.

In another, state television said two people were shot from a military helicopter on the roof of a building close to the central bank. Shooting was also reported outside an opposition party’s headquarters.

Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi announced he will name a new government on Monday in a bid to fill the political vacuum. And on the streets people expressed their hopes of a secure future.

“We can defeat the pro Ben Ali security agents by working together. If we work together we can win on all fronts,” said one man.

euronews correspondent Jamel Ezzidini was the victim of the type of lawlessness which has erupted in parts of the capital when his car was attacked by a gang smashing windows.

Fear and anxiety are still prevalent in some parts of the capital, he reported as organized gangs continued, on Sunday to loot and attack in front of everyone and in broad daylight.

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