Latest News Wires Tunisian government pushes supports to rally

In response to hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters angered by the assassination of a prominent opposition leader, the ruling party in Tunisia called on supports to stage their own pro-government demonstration.

By , Associated Press

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Supporters of Tunisia's ruling moderate Islamist party were urged to mass for a pro-government rally a day after the funeral for an assassinated leftist politician drew hundreds of thousands of mourners chanting anti-government slogans into the capital's heavily policed streets.