Tunisians demand recall of new French envoy

February 20th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Tunis, Feb 20 (IANS) A number of people in Tunisia have demanded that newly-appointed French Ambassador to Tunisia Boris Boillon be recalled. Hundreds of protesters Saturday gathered before the French embassy in Tunisia’s capital Tunis to demand Boillon’s recall, Xinhua reported Sunday.

The French diplomat, who presented his credentials four days ago, refused to answer the question of a Tunisian journalist on the French Foreign Affairs Ministry’s handling of the Tunisian protests, saying the question was “stupid.”

The episode was shown on Tunisian television channels, sparking criticism and outrage.

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