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
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.