Anti-gov't demonstrators go on hunger strike on day 5 of sit in

14:03, January 28, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Anti-government protestors at the Kasbah square in Tunis have staged their fifth day of sit-in calling for the resignation of the current interim government.

The official press agency TAP reports that a number of protestors went on an unlimited hunger strike on Thursday until the transitional government resigns. Thousands more protestors from Sfax and other Tunisian cities are expected to join them on Friday.

TAP said the demonstrators also tried to enter the security zone surrounding the prime ministry, but the army exhorted them via megaphone to withdraw. Some demonstrators criticized the attitude of Tunisian TV channels, preventing the crew of a private channel to film them.

Government spokesman Taieb Baccouche said earlier on Thursday that the government reshuffle will be announced this evening.

Source: Xinhua

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Focus On China
  • Shanghai World Expo 2010
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Romantic film "What Women Want" makes debut in Shanghai
  • Chinese folk music performed in Paris to celebrate lunar New Year
  • Red lanterns hung up all over China to greet New Year
  • Motor biking migrants head home for holidays
  • Japan's Prince Akishino visits botanical garden in Cartago
  • Massive protests erupt in Yemen to demand ouster of president
Most Popular
Hot Forum Dicussion