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Tunisian Protesters Decry “Autocracy” of President Kais Saied, Who Suspended Parliament

HeadlineSep 20, 2021

In Tunisia, protesters took to the streets in the first major demonstration since President Kais Saied ousted the prime minister and suspended parliament in July, assuming executive authority. Protesters are demanding democratic rule in Tunisia, which was the birthplace of the Arab Spring one decade ago.

Abdelnnaser Bou Abid: “We followed a revolutionary path for 10 years, in which there were negatives and positives. But what happened on July 25th took us back 50 years to autocracy.”

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