7 February 2013

Tunisia: Popular March in Jendouba to Denounce Assassination of Chokri Belaid

Jendouba — A popular march in Jendouba was staged, Thursday, in Jendouba in response to the call of political forces and representatives of the civil society to denounce the assassination of the Secretary-General of the Unified Democratic Patriotic Party and General Co-ordinator of the Popular Front Chokri Belaid.

The protesters called for the prosecution of the criminals and dissolving the Revolution Protection Leagues.

They requested the government "to resign" and called all the national forces "to be united to block the road to the enemies of freedom."

A statement was published by the political forces and the representatives of the civil society in the region, considers that this assassination is a real threat for the Tunisian people aiming to "stifle freedom of thinking and expression."

A group of youths staging a sit-in since Wednesday in front of the Jendouba Governorate managed, Thursday morning, to occupy the hall of the premises in reaction to the call of "the Revolutionary Youths Authority" who chanted slogans calling for the resignation of the interim government.

A statement released public by this authority calls, notably for "dissolving the National Constituent Assembly and a appointing a committee of experts to draft the constitution."

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