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Tunisia's unions threaten more protests against Islamist government

Opposition and union leaders In Tunisia are threatening to stage more street protests.

They had wanted the Islamist government to step down and make way for a neutral government run by experts not affiliated to any political party.

The ruling Ennahada party refused, offering instead to form a national unity government with all of Tunisia’s political parties.

Ennahda leader, Rached Ghannouchi, warned the opposition against the idea of copying the military coup in Egypt where hundreds have been killed.

“I am telling all Tunisians that we need to learn the lesson from Egypt and stand stronger together and find a consensus, in order to block the way for another General Sisi to appear in Tunisia,” said Ghannouchi.

The latest wave of protests began three weeks ago when a prominent secular opposition politician was assassinated.

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