Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The police dispersed with tear a protest against corruption in Tunisia

One manifestation of left-wing trade union movement was broken Monday by the riot police who used tear gas in bulk at Habib Bourguiba Avenue, the center of the capital, according to Reuters on Monday has found. About 1,300 protesters gathered in front of the Tunisian Ministry of Interior calling for "the independence of the judiciary" and "more tough on corruption and personalities linked to the former regime of Ben Ali." The riot police managed to disperse the group of radical trade unionists even managed to fall into the door of the Cathedral, near the French embassy where they still resist the police after two hours of fighting.

Hundreds of young people joined the leftist trade unionists chanting slogans like "second revolution" against the Minister of Interior. In parallel, another legal demonstration organized by the main union General Union of Tunisian Workers (UGTT) was uneventful on the Avenue Mohammed V, in the center of the capital.

Also attended some of the main Tunisian political parties: the former Communist Movement Atayde, the moderate Islamist Movement An Nahda (Renaissance) and the Socialist Democratic Forum for Labour and Liberties (FDLT). The protesters chanted slogans such as "the people want an independent judiciary," "corruption out, out" and "Trabelsis, out, out" in relation to the families and clans related to Ben Ali's wife, Leyla Trabelsi.

Moreover, the lawyers said "for a reform of the judiciary" and "corruption of the judicial system," independent trade union sources said. Malek Ezzahia The union said that "the demonstrators were dispersed by the police attended the demonstration organized by the central UGTT working because they had changed the route agreed without informing the other sectors and unilaterally."

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