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    Tunisian Government Supporters Hold March

    A man (L) holds up a sign that reads in Arabic, "The people demand national unity", as Tunisian Ennahda party supporters take part in a rally to show support for the ruling Islamist party, in  which the Ennahda-dominated coalition holds a majority, on February 9, 2013, in the capital Tunis, three days after the assassination of Chokri Belaid, an outspoken critic of the Islamists. Thousands of people protested in central Tunis shouting pro-Islamist and anti-French slogans, a day after the funeral Belaid which became a mass rally against the ruling party.  AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID        (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

    Rally in Tunis on Saturday. (Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty)

    Tens of thousands turned out in Tunis and other cities to mourn the passing of Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaïd Friday. Just one day later, 6,000 supporters of the ruling party took to the streets of Tunis to hold a counterprotest in support of their leader, Rachid Ghannouchi, who was the target of opposition anger at the funeral demonstrations. Belaïd's death on Wednesday, at the hands of an unidentified gunman, was Tunisia's first political assassination in decades.

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