Political Crisis: Tunisian Protesters Demand Government Resignation

7

Witnesses said protesters broke into or attempted to break into the offices of Ennahda, the moderate Islamist party that holds a majority in the country’s parliament

Police and protesters clashed in several Tunisian cities on Sunday, with protesters demanding the government’s resignation and attacking headquarters of Ennahda, the moderate Islamist party that holds a majority in parliament.

Witnesses said protesters broke into or attempted to break into Ennahda headquarters in the cities of Monastir, Sfax, El Kef and Sousse, while in Touzeur they torched the local party office.

Violence erupted after hundreds of protesters rallied in each of the major cities following the rise in cases of Covid-19 aggravate economic problems and conflicts of a political class in dispute.

The protests, the biggest in Tunisia in months and the biggest against Ennahda in several years, were called by activists via social media. No political party publicly supported the demonstrations.

In Tunis, police used pepper spray against protesters, who threw stones and shouted slogans demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and the dissolution of Parliament. There were other large protests in Gafsa, Sidi Bouzid and Nabeul.

Thanks for reading the EXAM! How about becoming a subscriber?

Get unlimited access to the best content of your day. In just a few minutes, you create your account and continue reading this article. Come on?

It’s just a moment before you release your access.

digital exam

BRL 3.90/month
  • R$9.90 after the third month.
  • Access whenever and wherever you want.
  • Unlimited access to EXAME Invest, macroeconomics, markets, career, entrepreneurship and technology.

Sign it

annual digital exam

BRL 99.00/year
  • R$ 99.00 in cash or in up to 12 installments. (BRL 8.25 per month)
  • Access whenever and wherever you want.
  • Unlimited access to EXAME Invest, macroeconomics, markets, career, entrepreneurship and technology.

Sign it

palheta smll Political Crisis: Tunisian Protesters Demand Government Resignation

See too

4190247