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Rulers' unity to stop dissent in Tunisia

Issue No. 2447

Ten thousand marched in Tunis last Saturday in protest at an attack that killed 23 people—mainly tourists—at the Bardo museum on 18 March. 

Politicians, including French president Francois Hollande and Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi led the march. 

The demand of unity in the face of the attacks chimes with ordinary Tunisians. 

They had already protested in their thousands immediately after the attack. 

But the government wants to use the attack to justify a crackdown on dissent. 

They have called for a “social truce” between bosses and workers. Activists are opposed to the kind of unity that puts an end to recent strikes.


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Tue 31 Mar 2015, 15:59 BST
Issue No. 2447
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