Tunisian activists circulated widely on social media, a shocking video clip showing a citizen setting himself on fire in the middle of the street in front of pedestrians on Habib Bourguiba Street in Tunisia.
According to the circulating clip, which was monitored by (Watan), a young man set himself on fire on Habib Bourguiba Street, due to his poor conditions and the failure of the authorities to respond to his complaint.
#ops | A while ago: a Tunisian set himself on fire on Habib Bourguiba Street.. Citizens rush to his rescue #Tunisia#Shepherd_Al-Harsha #Ahmed_Fahd_Al-Sabah #Jassem_Al-Kharafi #Kuwait #kuwait #Province_French_Products 319 pic.twitter.com/D87BUzRQuj
— Oops! (@oopsnewskw) September 11, 2021
From the clip, the screams of passers-by who rushed to rescue and extinguish the Tunisian citizen after he fell to the ground are heard.
– Nawara 🌺 (@nouara190) September 11, 2021
Anger after a Tunisian set himself on fire
This clip caused a wave of widespread controversy and anger among Tunisians on the communication sites, and they attacked the political authorities that brought Tunisians to this painful state.
A Tunisian citizen sets himself on fire on Habib Bourguiba Street a while ago
God bless Tunisia#Down_coup_in_Tunisia
– Nayla Bin Mohammed (@NaylaBenMohamed) September 11, 2021
And one of the activists wrote, denouncing: “Where are the masses who came out for Bouazizi?”
Where are the fans who came out for Bouazizi?
— Hanaoui Mohammad (@HanaouiMohamma2) September 11, 2021
While Farid Al-Jazaery said: “God is sufficient for us, and He is the best agent. When there is no hope and the horizon prevails, and there is no hand to help the one who is in need, disaster strikes.”
God is enough, and yes, the agent.
When there is no hope and the horizon prevails, and there is no hand to help the one who is in need, disaster strikes.
— Farid Al-Jazaery (@Espace_Farid) September 11, 2021
It is noteworthy that a few days ago, a Tunisian young man died, after setting himself on fire, in protest against the lack of government aid, according to Agence France-Presse at the time.
Naji Hafian, 26, breathed his last last week in a hospital in the southern suburbs of Tunis, and his father, Bachir Hafian, reported that he set himself on fire in front of his family because of his harsh social conditions.
“Injustice and marginalization are what pushed my son to end his life,” he said.
Naji Al Hafian
During the revolution, Naji Al-Hafian was shot in the head, when he was 16 years old. He was living in the popular neighborhood of Intilaaqah in Tunis, where violent demonstrations erupted between December 2010 and January 2011.
His sister, Zahra Hafian, stated that he did not receive any help from the authorities and felt completely ignored, even though his name is on the official list of the wounded of the revolution.
“My brother did not benefit from any rights, no free health care, no job,” she said. He knocked on all the doors, but found nothing but neglect, even from the President of the Republic.
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In a statement to AFP, lawyer Lamia Al-Farhani, head of the “Awfaa” association, which defends the rights of the “martyrs and wounded” of the revolution, said that other wounded “threaten to put an end to their lives.”
Al-Farhani considered that “there is no political will to guarantee the minimum rights” for these victims, adding that “the state and successive governments since 2011 are responsible for the state of despair prevailing among their ranks.”
Tunisian President Kais Saied dismissed the government of Hisham Al-Mashichi after it failed to meet the aspirations of the Tunisian Prime Time Zone, according to his claim.
He also froze the work of Parliament, which is dominated by the Ennahda movement, in what Mahhloun considered an outright coup against the Tunisian constitution.
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