Protests Erupt Across Tunisia Against Ennahda Party
Al Mayadeen correspondent reports protests across Tunisia demanding the dissolution of Parliament and government step down.
Al Mayadeen correspondent in Tunisia reported protests in front of Ennahda Movement's headquarters in El Kef, "Where protestors ripped the movement's banners off the walls."
Our correspondent also reported that other protestors broke into the movement's headquarters in Tozeur and Sousse, which is witnessing large-scale protests.
#Tunisia #COVID19 : Protests in #Tunis & elsewhere demanding fall of government over handling of pandemic as cases surge & economy gets worse - health minister sacked last week but did nothing to ease anger #تونس pic.twitter.com/dPiCV3NfYk— sebastian usher (@sebusher) July 25, 2021
In turn, Ennahda commented on the developments by saying, "Anarchist groups attacked some headquarters across the country."
The movement condemned what it called "criminal gangs," saying, "They are being pushed from outside and inside to attack our headquarters."
They called on all parties, organizations, supporters of democracy, and the state to condemn these attacks.
Journalist @Ghaya_BM sent this video now from Bardo, Tunis. She reports that police have completely dispersed the demo & are chasing people down alleyways. But she says ppl seem to be trying to gather again.#Tunisia #TUN #تونس pic.twitter.com/bzhouMkxHT— Meshkal_TN (@MeshkalTn) July 25, 2021
Tunisia is going through a political crisis that is taking on several dimensions, as President Kais Saied condemned a few days ago the political investments amid the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that the country needs a ‘political vaccine’ while some "want to politically benefit from the pandemic."
Saied called on the Tunisian people to rise to the level of the crisis the country is going through, indicating Tunisia will not lose the war, saying it will face it with all its capabilities.
Last month, President Saied stated that he is open to dialogue, denying what was going around about him describing some Tunisian political parties as ‘non-patriotic.’