Hundreds rally in Tunis in defiance of police blockade

Hundreds of Tunisians joined a rally in central Tunis on Saturday, defying a police blockade on the city centre, to commemorate the anniversary of the assassination of a leftist politician. Protesters marched through the centre of the capital holding portraits of slain opposition politicians Chokri Belaid and Mohammed Brahmi, demanding their killers be brought to justice. In anticipation of the protest, security forces closed entrances leading to the Avenue Habib Bourguiba, the city’s main street. But protesters were able to move past the security barriers, witnesses said, some chanting slogan…

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