Tunisian police disperse protesters against new draft constitution
Protesters included members of the Attayar party, the Joumhouri party, and the Workers' party.
Tunisian police used pepper spray and sticks to disperse dozens of protesters who attempted to march towards the Interior Ministry during a protest against a new draft constitution that expands presidential powers on Friday.
Protesters chanted "No to a dictator's constitution" and "Freedom, freedom... end the police state" as they gathered on Habib Bourguiba Avenue in the heart of the city.
It is worth noting that protesters included members of the Attayar party, the Joumhouri party, and the Workers' party.
At the protest, at least five demonstrators were arrested according to Reuters.
President Kais Saied has rewritten the democratic 2014 constitution, which will be put to a referendum on Monday, which most political parties have said they will boycott.
On its account, the Ennahda movement in Tunisia declared that it would abstain from the referendum this month on a revised version of the nation's constitution.
It is worth noting that the Election Commission has registered more than 9 million voters who are expected to participate in the referendum.