VIDEO About 2,000 people denounced the maintenance of the exceptional measures decreed in July by President Kaïs Saïed.
About 2,000 people gathered in front of the municipal theater of Tunis demonstrated Sunday, September 26 against the adoption by President Kaïs Saïed of exceptional measures replacing the Constitution, and say they fear a return to dictatorship. Pictures are the point:
In the middle of the massed crowd, two tall women stand out in this demonstration, the most important since the coup by President Kaïs Saïed on July 25.
Jeans and straw hat, Nade, 27, administrative agent, came with her mother Leïla, her hair under a scarf, to demonstrate “Against the president’s decisions which block democracy.
Avenue Bourguiba is the main arterial of the capital. Security forces deploy en masse using metal barriers, police vans, and armored vehicles to block the passage.
On Wednesday, President Saïed issued a decree that supersedes various chapters of the Constitution, containing “Exceptional measures”. They perpetuate the freeze of Parliament and allow it to legislate via decree, to preside over the Council of Ministers and to enact laws across all areas.
“We are going back in time to Ben Ali’s time [1987-2011]? to a dictatorship ”Nade is worried and joins the chorus of one of Sunday’s most popular slogans: “Constitution, freedom and national dignity. “
The girl claims she is concerned because “Thanks to 2011’s revolution, Tunisia finally gained rights” qu’“She doesn’t want to lose”.
Nearby, a sixty year-old woman also arrived “Defend the Constitution”. “It’s not the Constitution of Islamists, of left or of other, it’s a reflection that has associated everyone.”The industry’s current framework is deeply regretted by.
“Why withdraw the Constitution and replace it with something else. We could improve it but constitutionally, not like that ”He says.
He said that the demonstration brought together many people beyond those who supported former President Moncef Martzouki, one of the initiators. “There are people from Al Karama [parti islamo-conservateur, NDLR], many people of the left, ordinary citizens ”This is explained by. “Independent”.
He is the president “Was beyond the scope Article 80”By invoking a “Imminent danger”for national security to justify his coup. “I am afraid that Tunisia, for my children and the youth, will fall back into dictatorship”He said.
Kaïs Saïed, elected at the end of 2019, surprised on July 25, by announcing that he was dismissing the Prime Minister, suspending the activities of the parliament and also granting himself judicial power.