[QODLink]
Middle East

Tunisians protest slow pace of change

Protesters accuse government of sacrificing freedom of expression for maintaining law and order.
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2013 23:03

The Tunisian capital is decked with celebratory flags for the revolution's second anniversary, but under the wintry sky the atmosphere is as much one of uncertainty as joy.

There's been an increase in social and labour unrest in recent months, with the government battling to balance the right to free expression against the maintenance of law and order. People frustrated with the slow pace of change took to the streets in protest on Sunday.

Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports from Tunis.

80

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
Featured
Booming global trade in 50-million-year-old amber stones is lucrative, controversial, and extremely dangerous.
Legendary Native-American High Bird was trained in ancient warrior traditions, which he employed in World War II.
Hounded opposition figure says he's hoping for the best at sodomy appeal but prepared to return to prison.
Fears of rising Islamophobia and racial profiling after two soldiers killed in separate incidents.
Group's culture of summary justice is back in Northern Ireland's spotlight after new sexual assault accusations.