Protesters call for Tunisian President to quit as violence grows


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The Independent Online

At least seven police officers were killed in clashes with Islamist militants today.

The clashes in the central region of Sidi Bouzid came as thousands of protesters marched through the capital, Tunis, calling for the resignation of the Islamist Prime Minister elected two years ago.

The protesters fear the government, led by the Ennahda party, will not keep its promise to resign as part of a dialogue process with the opposition, which is aimed at crafting a new, broader-based government.