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Protesters Denounce “Coup” as Tunisian President Expands Power Grab

HeadlineJul 27, 2021

Protesters have been gathering outside the Tunisian parliament to denounce President Kais Saied after he ousted the prime minister and suspended parliament. On Monday, the Tunisian president ordered a nightly curfew and dismissed the nation’s defense minister and acting justice minister. Tunisian police have also raided the offices of Al Jazeera in Tunis. Critics have accused the Tunisian president of launching a coup.

Protester: “The decisions by President Kais Saied are not correct, against the Constitution and the reality. They bring us back again to 1954. The scene of the parliament closed by tanks is very disgraceful.”

Ten years ago, Tunisia became the birthplace of the Arab Spring.

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