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More protests in Tunisia


Thousands of protesters have once more taken to the streets of Tunis. They want ministers associated with the regime of the ousted Tunisian President Zine al-Abedine Ben Ali to resign.

Carrying signs that read “get lost” – their message could not be more clear.

“I can guarantee you that the governing party, the RCD, will be gone. Not tomorrow, but today. And we won’t just stop with them. We want Ben Ali to be brought back from Saudi Arabia to face justice. All the money that they took, we have to bring it back for the people of Tunisia.” one man told reporters.

Four new ministers resigned within a day of being appointed to the new multi-party cabinet. They are said to be angry at the number of the old guard still in power.

A week after the president fled the country, things are still tense in Tunisia. Scuffles broke out during today’s protest, and there was a heavy police presence.

The fragile state of the government is prompting questions about just who is in control of the North African nation, seen as a key ally by the West.

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