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Riot police fire tear gas at Tunis protest

Tear gas canisters are fired at anti-government protesters who have spend three nights camped out in front of PM Ghannouchi's office in Tunis

AFP , Wednesday 26 Jan 2011

Riot police on Wednesday fired tear gas at an anti-government rally in the main ministerial quarter in Tunis, after some of the protesters tried to force a police barrier, an AFP reporter said.

Hundreds of protesters had spent a third night camped out in front of Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi's office to pressure the government to resign because of the presence of old regime figures in the new cabinet line-up.

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