Saturday, December 08, 2012 7:28 pm
Thousands protest Tunisian union amid tensions
The Associated Press
The moderate Islamist Ennahda party and the UGTT union are at loggerheads, a dispute that descended into days of riots recently as Tunisians vented their frustration over the country's stagnant economy. Many blame Ennahda for doing too little to reduce unemployment and curb police abuses - the same complaints that drove Tunisia's revolution.
On Saturday, protests led by imams called for a purge of the union and for the implementation of Sharia law.
While the protesters were showing support for Ennahda, the party has also been under pressure from hardline Muslims who think it is too moderate.