Angry Crowds Keep Tunisia on Edge
Posted on Feb 26, 2011
Protests continued into the weekend in Tunisia as huge crowds turned out in Tunis to demand the resignation of the country’s interim prime minister, an ally of ousted President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. —JCL
Police and masked men in civilian clothes, armed with sticks, moved through streets looking for protesters.
The renewed protest comes a day after police cleared huge crowds from the streets demanding the resignation of the interim prime minister.
That was the biggest rally since the president fled after weeks of unrest.
On Friday police fired tear gas and warning shots to disperse demonstrators.
AP / Salah Habibi
Thousands of people gather near the prime minister’s office in Tunis on Friday. Later they were dispersed by police firing tear gas.