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Politician's killing stokes anger at Tunisia's ruling Islamists

Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 00:54

July 27 - Tens of thousands of Tunisians attended the funeral of assassinated secular politician Mohamed Brahmi and called for the Islamist-led government to be toppled. Deborah Gembara reports.

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In Tunisia, remembering Mohamed Brahmi --- a secular politician who was gunned down outside his home. Thousands of Tunisians turned out for his funeral procession. His assassination comes just months after another secular leader, Chokri Belaid, was killed in a similar manner prompting protests and stoking anger at Tunisia's Islamist government. Some in this crowd say they're worried about the growing tension --party leaders say killings have underscored the importance of their mission. SOUNDBITE: Arab Nationalist Popular Front Party Spokesman, Hamma Hammami saying (Arabic): "In contrary we must not be afraid. We must struggle even more than ever against this terrorist and violence movement." Adding to the tension beween the ruling Islamists and smaller secular parties is the fact that Tunisia's economy has struggled in the fallout of the Arab spring revolution.

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Politician's killing stokes anger at Tunisia's ruling Islamists

Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 00:54