Friday's protest was against a ban on all indoor or outdoor gatherings the government of President Kais Saied announced this week to stop a Covid-19 wave.
Main opposition party of the north African country urges supporters to protest on Friday against President Kais Saied.
The former justice minister and deputy leader of Tunisia’s Ennahdha party, Noureddine Bhiri, has been refusing food and medication in hospital, a local human rights group said.
Tunisia's national prevention of torture body said authorities have not provided any information on the arrest of former deputy president of the Ennahda party.
President Saied did not share any information about who the alleged plotters were, saying there is even a recording of a phone call that specifies the day of the assassinations.
President Kais Saied has been facing severe criticism from opponents for sacking the government, suspending parliament, and later moving to rule by decree.
Chants of “the people want the coup d’etat to fall” reverberated in central Tunis with a smaller counter-protest in support of President Kais Saied taking place nearby.
Opponents of Tunisian President Kais Saied accused him of seeking to extend his one-man rule and unilaterally remake the political system.
Tunisians demonstrators have gathered near the country's parliament in the capital Tunis as security forces have been deployed in an attempt to prevent them from reaching the building.
Tunisia issued an international arrest warrant for former president Moncef Marzouki on Thursday over accusations that he had undermined the North African country’s security.
The future of Ennahda will depend not on its ideology, but its organisational transformation, political choices, and the political system’s new arrangements.
No comment by Saudi or Emirati authorities on growing speculation that Tunis will rely on Gulf countries in a bid for Saied to consolidate power.
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