Postcard From Tunis

Clock-tower protests and more news.

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Reuters

In Tunis, a demonstrator hoisted a flag onto a clock tower during a protest demanding that the government include Islamic law in the new constitution. Thousands gathered in the city's downtown, waving caliphate flags. The

  • Officials announced that Tunisians would vote for a new parliament in just under a year's time.
  • Hundreds volunteered to pick up trash around the city during the country's annual "clean-up day."
  • Tunisia’s culture minister reversed an earlier decision to exclude sexy Lebanese pop stars from an annual music festival, vowing to protect artistic freedoms.

Photo by Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters

About the Author

  • Amanda Erickson is a former senior associate editor at CityLab.