Tunisia faces mass weekend protests

Sunday, 04 August 2013 - 7:51



Thousands of Tunisians have gathered in a central square in the capital Tunis to back the ruling Islamist Ennahda party.


The party organised the rally in Kasbah square in support of what it termed its "legitimacy to govern".


Government opponents were planning to hold a counter protest, calling for Ennahda to quit after the second murder of an opposition figure this year.