Tens of thousands rally to demand Tunisian government's ouster

By REUTERS
August 6, 2013 23:38

 
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TUNIS - Tens of thousands of Tunisians crowded the streets of downtown Tunis on Tuesday to demand the government's ouster, in the largest opposition protests to hit the capital since the country's political crisis began two weeks ago.

The secular opposition is trying to topple the Islamist-led government and dissolve a transitional Constituent Assembly that is only weeks away from finishing a draft constitution and new election law.

The protest on Tuesday marks the six-month anniversary of the assassination of leftist politician Chokri Belaid, one of two opposition figures to be shot dead in recent months.

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