01/04/2011 - Thousands of Tunisians have marched in the capital, urging the implementation of reforms, expected to take place through the popular revolution that emerged victorious in January.
On Friday, protesters took to the streets of the capital city of Tunis, defying volleys of tear gas fired by the police, the Associated Press reported.
They urged the establishment of a government free of the members of the old regime and demanded that the secret police to be abolished.
The 'Jasmine Revolution,' sparked by the self-immolation of a 26-year-old fruit vendor, who had been tyrannized by the police, unseated former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January after 23 years of authoritarian rule.
At least 147 people were killed and 510 others injured during the government-ordered crackdown on the protests.
Meanwhile, Tunisia's new electoral commission has controversially appointed Habib Essid, a minister that is regarded as a close ally of the deposed dictator.
The head of the commission, Yadh Ben Achour, has threatened to give up his post over the opposition of its members to the choice.