Police join Tunisia protests

Posted: January 22, 2011 in Uncategorized

Around 400 police officers have gathered in front of the office of the interim Tunisian prime minister to protest what they say are poor working conditions and an unfair media portrayal.
Saturday’s protest comes in the wake of a month-long upheaval in the North African nation that toppled its longstanding ruler, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
The police say they’ve been held accountable for the policies of a repressive government that has acted against its people for years, Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra reported from Tunis, the capital. Read more
They are asking for their own union, to better represent their views to the media and public, our correspondent said.

Protests have continued in Tunisia even after Ben Ali fled the country, since many are angry over the inclusion of several prominent members of his regime in the new interim government. Hundreds of protesters took to the streets on Friday, seeking the dissolution of the interim administration.

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