14 January 2013

Tunisia's Capital Celebrates 2nd Anniversary of Revolution

Tunis — Crowds of citizens and activists of political parties and of the civil society flocked early on Monday morning to the main avenues and streets of downtown Tunis to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the Revolution for Freedom and Dignity.

In a festive atmosphere, Ennahdha movement supporters gathered in front of the municipal theatre, waving the Tunisian and Palestinian flags and chanting the party's slogans and religious songs.

Meanwhile, a large number of supporters of Nidaa Tounes (Tunisia's call) prepared to a march towards Habib Bourguiba Avenue.

As to the Republican Party supporters, they gathered at the Independence square, waving slogans hostile to the government whereas the Popular Front activists gathered downtown and distributed leaflets reading: "What has Tunisia achieved two years after the Revolution?"

As regards the Labour Union (UGTT) activists, they met in front of the UGTT headquarters whereas youths of the Revolution Protection Leagues gathered at the January 14 square.

The police were deployed in the various main streets downtown to intervene between the different groups.

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