Tunisian President Kais Sayed has called for a halt to parliament’s crackdown on protesters, blaming the government for its failure to deal with the coronavirus and its fragile economy. Besides, Prime Minister Hitham Mechichi has been removed.
The announcement was made by President Qais Sayed in a statement after an emergency meeting at his residence on Sunday (July 25th). The Tunisian president has warned that the new announcement will not stifle protests.
“If anyone picks up a weapon and fires, I warn them that the armed forces will retaliate,” he said in a statement.
Thousands protested in several cities, including the capital, Tunis, on Sunday, demanding the dissolution of parliament and early elections. They chanted “Go away, go away” to the government.