Islamists rally in Tunis to defend government

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Posted: Jul 26, 2013 9:47 AM
Islamists rally in Tunis to defend government

TUNIS (Reuters) - Several thousand Islamists took to the streets of Tunis on Friday to defend the Islamist Ennahda government against calls for it to resign in favor of a unity government after the assassination of a secular opposition figure.

A Reuters correspondent saw demonstrators chanting "The people want Ennahda again!" and "No to a coup against democracy!".

Opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi was shot dead on Thursday in the second such assassination this year, setting off violent protests against the Islamist-led government in the capital and elsewhere.

(Reporting By Tarek Amara; Editing by Kevin Liffey)