Tunisia PM sacked after violent Covid protests

Tunisia PM sacked after violent Covid protests

Newsdesk |
July 26, 2021

Tunisia's president has sacked the prime minister and suspended parliament, after violent protests broke out across the country.

New Delhi, 26 July 2021

As per news report of BBC, thousands of protesters, angry at the government's mishandling of Covid-19, had flooded onto the streets and clashed with police on Sunday. President Kais Saied announced he would take charge with help from a new prime minister, saying he intended to bring calm to the country. But opponents branded his move a coup. After an emergency security meeting on Sunday, Mr Saied said in a televised address: "We have taken these decisions... until social peace returns to Tunisia and until we save the state." Protesters erupted with celebrations at the news Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi had been sacked. President Saied joined crowds in the capital Tunis. Thousands of people had demonstrated against the ruling party in Tunis and other cities, shouting "Get out!", and calling for parliament to be dissolved.

Source -bbc.com


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