Tunisians defy ban to protest against president

Tunisian police used tear gasoline and water cannon on Friday to disperse a whole lot of demonstrators protesting towards President Kais Saied’s takeover of the nation in July.

The demonstrators had gathered regardless of restrictions on gatherings imposed on Thursday as a result of a spate of coronavirus circumstances within the nation.

More than 1,000 protesters gathered on Mohamed V Avenue, however had been prevented from reaching the long-lasting Habib Bourguiba Avenue, the epicentre of the huge protests that toppled Ben Ali 11 years in the past.

Some protesters broke by means of a police cordon earlier than police pushed them again with batons, tear gasoline and water cannons.

Some demonstrators chanted “Down with the coup”, referring to Saied’s strikes on 25 July, by which he dismissed the federal government, froze parliament and seized a spread of powers.


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