AA / Tunis / Yosra Ouannès
Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed and General Secretary of the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT – the largest trade union organization in the country), Noureddine Taboubi, addressed the general situation in the country.
This is what emerges from a telephone interview, held on Sunday between the two parties, according to a brief statement published by the UGTT, of which the Anadolu Agency had a copy.
During this telephone interview, “the importance of speeding up the July 25 process was underlined, so that it truly constitutes a historic opportunity to break with the decade (the period from the 2011 revolution until today). hui), which was dominated by failure. “
This information comes at a time when a major demonstration was organized by thousands of Tunisians in Bardo Square, near the parliament, in the center of the capital, to denounce the exceptional measures taken by Saïed. Some of them tried to enter the precincts of the parliament but were prevented from doing so by the police.
The demonstration responded to the call of the “Citizens against the coup” initiative to organize a demonstration, to defend constitutional and parliamentary legitimacy and in solidarity with the judiciary “against attempts at subjugation and domination. “
For its part, the Interior Ministry said in a statement that the number of people present at the demonstration in Bardo Square, at one o’clock in the afternoon on Sunday (12 p.m. GMT), was d. ‘about 1,000 people.
Bardo Square and the Parliament Quarter experienced a strong security presence, with several security units deployed to prevent protesters from reaching the square overlooking the Parliament seat.
The demonstrators brandished slogans calling for freedom of expression and “end the coup”, as well as a return to legitimate institutions, denouncing the path taken by Saïed. “Down with the coup”, “go” and “the people want what you don’t want” were the slogans chosen by the demonstrators.
The “Citizens against the coup” initiative, made up of activists, human rights defenders and citizens, was created at the same time as Saïed announced these “exceptional” measures; by way of rejection of these.
Tunisia has been going through a political crisis since July 25, when its president, Kaïs Saïed, adopted exceptional measures, including the freezing of the powers of Parliament, the lifting of the immunity of its deputies, the abolition of body for the control of the constitutionality of laws and the promulgation of laws by presidential decrees. The president also took the head of the prosecution, dismissed the prime minister and appointed a new government with Najla Bouden at its head.
* Translated from Arabic by Mourad Belhaj
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