Sunday, January 23, 2011

Walk on Sunday Tunis

A thousand demonstrators from the south-central Tunisia went Sunday to the center of Tunis
They demanded the resignation of the government members of the old regime, like the thousands of Tunisians who still parade Saturday.
"The people just bring down the government," chanted the demonstrators, including many young people. They rallied Tunis, alternating walking and car rides in a convoy called "caravan of liberation".
Menzel Bouzaiane, Sidi Bouzib, Regueb: the demonstrators are from these households considered the most active of the popular uprising that led to the Jan. 14 collapse of the evil regime of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
"We came to bring down the last remnants of the dictatorship," he told AFP Layani Mohammed, an elderly man dressed in a Tunisian flag, while the Tunisian daily parade street to demand the resignation of the transitional government, dominated by chiefs of the old regime.
The "caravan of liberation" as the protesters have dubbed, is part Saturday in central Somalia. She joined the capital Sunday morning, despite the curfew, alternating walking and car travel, a motley convoy of dozens of trucks, cars, motorcycles, trucks ...
The "survivors" of the highly contested Ben Ali era occupy particular, in the new transitional government, the key posts of Interior, Defense, Foreign Affairs and Finance.
Calls have circulated on social networks to other regions other protesters joined the march.
Thousands of demonstrators Saturday in Tunis, including many police officers In Tunis on Saturday, second and penultimate day of national mourning, thousands of people marched in processions throughout the center city, Avenue Habib Bourguiba, before the seat of government, or that of the General Union of Tunisian Workers ( UGTT).
One protester made the victory sign in front of a police officer, January 22, 2011 Tunis. (C) AFP - Martin Bureaud many policemen in civilian clothes or in uniform, saying "like other Tunisians," marched to demand a police union and better working conditions, but also to be forgiven by the people's bloody repression the "jasmine revolution".
The protests, which lasted all day in a huge mess, often took a tour office at city hall employees who demand improved working conditions, household employees in companies that are demanding wage increases. Taxi drivers and firefighters joined the demonstrators.
Police officers fraternize with the demonstrators "Hits tired of receiving orders and for once we want to scream our anger," stormed a police officer outside the headquarters of the UGTT, the powerful trade union which has played a crucial role in the downfall of Ben Ali on 14 January, channeling and politicizing a revolt in social origin.
While a week earlier, police beating up protesters and opened fire with live ammunition, everyone now fraternize. Many police officers, who did not attend the event, wore red armbands to express their solidarity with their colleagues while continuing to maintain order in the streets. The dispute within the ranks of the police began Friday. "I beg your forgiveness and I hope you will forgive us," said a police officer while in uniform, Naim Selmi, cheered by the crowd gathered outside the official seat of the Prime Minister, Kasbah, Tunis.
Thousands of protesters in France to support democracy Several thousand people demonstrated Saturday in France to support the democratic awakening in Tunisia and demanded the departure of the chiefs of the old regime in the transitional government. About 800 people, police said, from 1500 to 2000 as the Committee for the Respect of Freedoms and Human Rights in Tunisia (CRLDHT), marched in the afternoon in Paris Denfert Rochereau to the Embassy in Tunisia the 7th arrondissement of Paris.
"Democracy in Tunisia", "Dissolution of the RCD (Constitutional Democratic Rally) party under Ben Ali," Purification of the government, "chanted the demonstrators mainly North African and Tunisian origin, said Mouhieddine Cherbib, founding member of CRLDHT. They marched to the call of collective solidarity with the struggles of people of Sidi Bouzid - Tunisia, named after the town south of Tunis, where the "revolution of Jasmine" began five weeks ago causing the departure Jan. 14 Ben Ali.
The party wants a new constitution Marzouki Congress for the Republic, the party of the Tunisian opposition figure Moncef Marzouki, claimed Saturday the creation of a national council charged with drafting a new constitution and the resignation of the transitional government. Doctor aged 65, Marzouki lived in exile in France until his return last Tuesday in Tunisia after the fall of Ben Ali. He was president of the Tunisian League of Human Rights (LTDH) until 1994. He was sentenced to one year in prison in 2000.

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