Rival rallies held in Tunisia


Tunis – Tens of thousands of Tunisians marched in support of their embattled government on Saturday as opposition protesters renewed calls for the Islamist-led administration to step down, heightening a crisis sparked by a political assassination.

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Ansar al-Sharia rally to call against congress ban

Tunisian group urges supporters to defy congress ban

Tunisian Salafist movement Ansar al-Sharia called on its Islamist supporters to defy a government ban on its annual congress, setting the scene for a possible showdown yesterday on the eve of the planned meeting.