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Tens of thousands turn out in support of Tunisia government
August 3, 2013 / 10:09 PM / 4 years ago

Tens of thousands turn out in support of Tunisia government

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Tunisians came out in a show of force for the country’s Islamist-led government on Saturday, one of the largest demonstrations seen since the 2011 revolution.

Supporters of the Islamist Ennahda movement wave flags as they chant slogans during a demonstration in support of the Ennahda government and against calls for its dissolution, outside the Constituent Assembly headquarters in Tunis, August 2, 2013. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Shouting, “No to coups, yes to elections,” supporters of the ruling Ennahda party crowded into Kasbah Square next to the prime minister’s office in the capital, Tunis.

Ennahda, a moderate Islamist party, called on supporters of the embattled government to join the rally to push back against a week of mass protests calling for the government’s ouster.

Reporting by Erika Solomon; Editing by Peter Cooney

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