Protesters are continuing their attempts to topple the interim government, which replaced the regime of former President Ben Ali. They also demanded that the parliament disband and the constitution be suspended so that a new one can be written, by an elected assembly.
One week ago, hundreds of Islamist protesters screamed “Death to the Jews!” as they marched down the main street of Tunis. The demonstration followed a Friday rally in front of the main synagogue in the country in which protesters threatened to bring back “the army of Mohammed” to slaughter the Jews.
Tunisian women, performing artists and others concerned about civil rights in the country have expressed concern that the riots may lead to an Islamist takeover of the government, thus ending the country’s equal rights for women.