After Bardo attack, Tunisia treads line between security and freedoms

April 8, 2015 2:16 PM

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After Bardo attack, Tunisia treads line between security and freedoms

TUNIS (Reuters) - Soon after Islamist militants gunned down 21 foreign tourists in Tunisia's Bardo museum last month, newspaper columnists, radio hosts and politicians swiftly called for a merciless crackdown to save their young democracy.

In the cafes and mosques of working-class Tunis, fears are now emerging that a campaign against militants may a spiral into repression like the old days of Tunisia's police state before the freedoms won in a 2011 revolt.

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