THOUSANDS OF TUNISIANS PROTEST AGAINST POLL REFORM

Written by on March 21, 2022

ISAAC OLUWASEGUN

More than 2,000 Tunisians rallied on Sunday, the country’s independence day, against President Kais Saied and a project he launched to gauge public opinion on proposed constitutional reforms.

Protesters in the capital shouted “the people want to overthrow the president” and “no to consultations”.

The demonstration was organised by the Islamist-inspired Ennahdha party and a movement named “Citizens Against the Coup” — in reference to a power grab by Saied last year.

Many of the demonstrators were people who had voted for Saied, among them blogger and rights activist Mounira Bouazizi.


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