Tunisia crisis nears 'moment of truth' as tens of thousands protest against government
TUNIS (AFP) - Tunisia's political crisis neared its "moment of truth" on Wednesday after tens of thousands of people poured onto the streets of the capital to demand the government's resignation.
Newspapers said the North African country's Islamist rulers and their detractors must open a dialogue on ending the crisis gripping the North African state before it is too late to talk.
Tens of thousands of people poured onto the streets of Tunis on Tuesday night to demand the government step down, and the crisis deepened further with the suspension of the elected National Constituent Assembly (ANC).
"We must go from a showdown on the squares and in the streets to a confrontation through arguments," said La Presse.