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Tunisia: government hit by wave of protest after MP Brahmi's assassination

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Tunisia: government hit by wave of protest after MP Brahmi's assassination
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Tensions are running in high in Tunisia, where the government is trying to calm a wave of protest following the assassination of opposition MP Mohammed Brahmi.

Overnight, demonstrators clashed with police in Sidi Bouzid, but in the capital Tunis a mass rally passed peacefully.

Taking part in the Tunis protest, Selma Baccar MP said: “The Interior Ministry hasn’t prohibited the protests. It’s proof that we have the right to do this. We’ve been sitting in for two hours and we’re still here.”

Demonstrator Dorsaf Isaoui explained why she was taking part: “We’re here to protect our rights and to defend the rights of the martyrs who died for us. We want or children to live in better conditions.”

There was a strong police presence on the sidelines.

The Tunisian government, a coalition led by moderate Islamist party Ennahda, kept the opposition protesters separate from a smaller rival rally of supporters in the capital.

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