Protests in Tunisia
Protest in Tunisia Tunisians protest authoritarian moves by President Kais Saied

Demands have been raised for the president to resign and the government to immediately hold legislative and presidential elections in the country

Journalists protest in Tunisia Tunisian journalists plan mass general strike against government repression and for media reforms

Journalists have accused the government headed by president Kais Saied of trying to weaken the press in the country and drastically reduce the freedom of the press by systematically bringing it under government control 

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Protests in Tunisia Tunisia likely to see more protests against president Saied’s power grab 

Over the last few months, Tunisian president Kais Saied has consolidated his control over the executive and legislative authority in the country. His latest action was to announce the formulation of a new constitution to be put to a national referendum next year followed by general elections

Protest in Tunisia General strike planned against growing waste crisis in Sfax region in Tunisia

The waste crisis which has been ongoing for several months was further aggravated by the reopening of a controversial landfill by the authorities in defiance of court orders, giving rise to environmental and public health concerns

Tunisia protests for employment Tunisians protests against revocation of law on government jobs for long-term unemployed

Law 38 directed the government to provide jobs to those who have been unemployed for 10 years or more. The law was a lifeline for the long-term unemployed, especially for those from marginalized and underprivileged communities and regions of the country

Tunisia protests National Guard station burnt down in Tunisia after security forces kill one during anti-landfill protests

Local residents have been opposing the reopening of the landfill for months, expressing concerns about diseases and effects on public health and the environment

Tunisia protest Tunisians continue protests against president Kais Saied’s power grab 

Separate protests were organized by the Workers’ Party and the Ennahda party over the weekend. At the first protest, speakers called for a third way between Kais Saied’s dictatorship and the Islamist parties

Tunisians mobilize against president’s autocratic decisions

Most of the political groups in the country are divided on Saied’s move, with some of them openly supporting it and calling it a much-needed “reform process” in the country. However, leftist parties in the country, such as the Workers Party, opposed president Saied’s move calling it a coup.

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