Tunisia: Protesters Gather Against Saied’s Extraordinary Measures

A new protest against President of the Republic Kas Saed’s extraordinary measures began on Sunday in Tunis’s Mohamed V avenue.

Protesters chanted anti-parliamentary-freeze slogans. They strolled down Mohamed 5 and Jean Jaurès avenues. At 9:30 a.m., their number is estimated to be in the hundreds, according to a security source.

A large police presence was stationed near Habib Bouguiba Avenue, and access was restricted. All major capital entrances were also cordoned off.

President Kaïs Saïed invoked Article 80 of the constitution on July 25 to freeze the parliament and dismiss the prime minister. The exceptional measures were indefinitely extended on August 24 before the President announced a host of measures on September 22.

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