Liberation march in Tunis wants interim PM out

Liberation march in Tunis wants interim PM out
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“The Caravan of Liberation” has arrived in Tunis and chants of “topple the government” are echoing round the Tunisian capital.

On the final day of national mourning Tunisians from across the country are demanding an end to the interim government of Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi.

Ghannouchi was prime minister under deposed President Ben Ali:

“We have to finish it forever. Ghannouchi and his lot, get rid of them all,” said one protester.

Ghannouchi has vowed to quit once fresh elections are over.

Reports suggest a group tried to storm the prime ministers office but were repelled.

Protesters outside unfurled a banner in honour Mohammed Bouazizi, 26-year-old street seller who set himself alight after police in Sidi Bouzid confiscated his wares and scales last December.

Little did he know his actions were to spark the revolution that forced Ben Ali, president for 23 years, to flee to Saudi Arabia.

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