Thousands of Tunisians march in protests against government

Thousands of Tunisians have marched through their capital, calling for the government to resign as the nation’s political crisis deepens.

Saturday’s march was the culmination of a week of protests organised by a coalition of opposition groups known as the National Salvation Front (NSF), calling for the resignation of the government and the dissolution of the assembly elected in 2011 to write the constitution.

It attracted fewer people than two similar protests held earlier this month – 10,000, according to police estimates.

The assassination of an opposition politician in July, the second in six months, has sharply polarised the country and prompted a walkout by about 60 opposition assembly members.

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