The protesters were demanding that the government implement a long overdue deal from 2017 which promised to create jobs in the oil and infrastructure sectors in the region to tackle the issue of unemployment
Last week, thousands of protesters and Ennahda supporters participated in a rally expressing support for prime minister Hichem Mechichi in his dispute with the president over a recent cabinet reshuffle and new ministerial appointments announced earlier this year
Thousands marched to the Tunisian parliament in Tunis on Tuesday, January 26, demanding change in the political system and opposing state violence
Ennahda, the largest party in the ruling coalition, had moved a motion of no confidence in Fakhfakh citing clash of interest due to allegations of the prime minister holding shares in companies getting government contracts worth USD 15 million.
Protesters have demanded that the Tunisian president, Kais Saied, visit the southern region and address the hardships faced by the local population, as well as respond to the police killing of a youth in the town of Remada on July 7
Workers demanded adequate support from the government and protection from the economic distress caused by the lockdown. The countrywide shutdown has left a large number of people in the country without work
The elections being held on October 13 will see a contest between Kais Saied, a 61-year-old-law professor, and Nabil Karoui, a 56-year-old media mogul and founder of the Nessma TV channel