Some 300 radical Muslims have attacked a privately-owned television station in Tunis after the station broadcast the award-winning animated film Persepolis , which tells of the story of a young girl's experiences during Iran's Islamic revolution in 1979. The protestors called the film blasphemous and disrespectful to their religion. Nebil Karoui, chairman of Nessma TV, told France's Agence France-Presse that the protestors had tried to set fire to the offices of the station before police intervened. The attack took place two weeks before the first scheduled election, following the overthrow of long-time President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.