Demonstrations

Jan 15, 2022

Security personnel deployed tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators marching along Avenue Habib Bourguiba in the capital Tunis while protesting President Kais Saied’s July 2021 seizure of power. Security personnel previously erected barricades across Tunis to prevent protest groups from merging and were arresting demonstrators. Information on possible casualties remains unknown. The protests followed an earlier ban on public gatherings – including Islamic Friday prayers – which opposition figures denounced as a measure meant to prevent demonstrations against Saied’s regime.

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