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Mohammed Ghannouchi, the Tunisian interim prime minister, has announced his resignation on state television.
"I have decided to quit as prime minister," Ghannouchi told a news conference on Sunday, saying that he thought carefully before taking the decision which was supported by his family.
"I am not running away from responsibility. This is to open the way for a new prime minister," he said.
"I am not ready to be the person who takes decisions that would end up causing casualties," Ghannouchi said, as security forces clashed with anti-government protesters who were heading to