9 September 2012

Tunisia: Demonstration in Gafsa to Claim Development, Employment

Gafsa — Hundreds of citizens demonstrated Sunday in Gafsa to claim the right of the region to fair development, employment and dignity, noted TAP news agency correspondent in the region.

The demonstration was held at the initiative of the components of the civil society, with the participation of political activists and unionists.

Participants waved banners with slogans claiming fair development, the right to employment and a healthy environment.

The demonstrators also called upon the government to earmark a part of the phosphate industry revenues to development in the region.

They chanted slogans calling for freedom, employment and dignity as well as for breaking with the practices of the former regime and releasing those arrested following sit-ins and protest movements.

In front of the Ennahdha Movement seat, demonstrators chanted slogans hostile to the government and against all forms of interference in the internal affairs of the country.

They also called, in front of the premises of the regional radio station, for "the independence of the media and denounced attempts aimed at tightening grip on it."

Last Updated on Sunday, September 09, 2012 19:02

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