Thousands of supporters of Tunisian President Kais Saied flocked to Habib Bourguiba Street in the center of the capital today, Sunday, to support his decisions.
Most of the supporters gathered in front of the municipal theater building and the street next to it, narrowing them and chanting slogans in support of Saeed’s decisions, according to what a photographer from the German news agency saw.
Security forces were heavily present in the street, where iron barriers had been installed, and prevented protesters from passing through the second half of the street, where the headquarters of the Ministry of the Interior is located.
The protest came in response to a similar stance organized last Sunday by the president’s opponents in the same place to denounce his suspension of most articles of the constitution and his takeover of most powers in preparation for political reform. .
The protesters, who numbered about three thousand and four thousand people before noon, shouted: “The people want to dissolve parliament”, “The poor neighborhoods with Qais Saeed”, “We are all Qais” and “No to constitutional legitimacy.”
The protesters also put forward the slogan of President Said’s election campaign two years ago: ‘The people want’.
Tunisia has been in a political and constitutional stalemate since Said announced exceptional measures on July 25 and suspended parliament under Article 80 of the constitution, claiming there was an “imminent danger”.
President Saeed’s opponents are accused of overthrowing the constitution and accumulating powers in his hands. Saeed says he has used the constitution to protect the state and fulfill the will of the people.
This university instructed Najla Boden to form a government in a precedent, the first in Tunisia’s history, adding that Boden will lead the government for the duration of the exceptional measures, without specifying a time limit.
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