Protesters demand government goes


Police were forced to use tear gas to dispel major protests in Tunis and elsewhere in the country yesterday as protesters demanded the resignation of interim Prime Minister Beji Caid el Sebsi along with his government.

Protesters have become incensed at the sight of ex Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak facing trial whilst their ex president, Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, remains in exile in Saudi Arabia. They say that other members of Ben Ali’s government have been given soft sentences or been allowed to flee.

The protests focussed on the Interior Ministry in the capital but there were also protests in Beja, Bizerte, Djerba, Monastir Sfax and Sidi Bouzid.

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