By Amira Masrour | Nov 28 2012khaled tarrouche , main-featured , Siliana , the Popular Front , Think of Other Campaign ,
A group of youth demonstrated this afternoon in downtown Tunis today in solidarity with anti-government protesters in the governate of Siliana, where violent clashes with police continued for a second day.
The protesters in Tunis are part of the “Think of Others” campaign, a project established during violence in Gaza this month, which aims to raise awareness about social issues outside Tunis.
â€œOur main demands are the following: lift the siege on Siliana, recognize the areaâ€™s right to development, defend the right to protest, and hold accountable those who are responsible for the violence in Siliana,” said Iadh Abidi, one of the campaignâ€™s organizers.
Twenty people were injured in the violence in SilianaÂ today, as protesters continue to call for regional governor Ahmed Zine Mahjoubi to step down.
â€œDespite buckshot and cartridges, Tunisians will not back down,â€ protesters in Tunis shouted, invoking reportsÂ that police were using live ammunition.
The campaign, named after a Mahmoud Darwich poem,Â is supported by the Watad Party, a radical leftist party and a component of the Popular Front. Locals from Siliana have also taken part in the “Think of Othersâ€ campaign.
The spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior, Khaled Tarrouche, told Mosaique FM today that security forces in Siliana are protecting the governate headquarters, which protesters attacked earlier with rocks.