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Thousands rally in Tunis

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 00:36

Aug. 7 - Tens of thousands of protesters in Tunis demand the interim government steps down. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Tens of thousands of Tunisians crowd the streets of downtown Tunis demanding the transitional government's ouster, in the largest opposition protest since the country's political crisis began two weeks ago. The secular opposition, angered by two assassinations in its ranks and emboldened by the army-backed removal of Egypt's Islamist president, is trying to topple Tunisia's Islamist-led government and dissolve the Constituent Assembly. The move comes weeks before the transitional Assembly is due to complete a draft constitution and new election law. Tunisia is facing the worst political turmoil since autocratic ruler Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali was ousted, a crisis that has been compounded by growing instability as Islamist militants step up their attacks.

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Thousands rally in Tunis

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 00:36