‘Liberation caravan’ reaches Tunis – Wikileaks

Posted: January 23, 2011 in Uncategorized

Hundreds of protesters overwhelm security forces surrounding office of interim PM as they rally in the capital.

Hundreds of Tunisians have defied a nighttime curfew and travelled hundreds of kilometres in what they call a “Liberation caravan” to join protesters in the country’s capital, where anger at the interim government continues to grow.

The protesters entered the capital, Tunis, on Sunday, tearing through the barbed wire surrounding the office of Mohamed Ghannouchi, the interim prime minister, and demanding an end to his government.
The protesters began marching on Saturday night from Menzel Bouzaiane, a small town in the same province as Sidi Bouzid – the site of the self-immolation suicide attempt that set off a month of protests and ultimately ousted former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
The crowd walked on foot for about 50km before boarding buses to Tunis, where they arrived on Sunday and began assembling in front of the interior ministry – the site of many anti-government demonstrations. Read more

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