Protesters Clash In Tunisia After The President Fires The Prime Minister And Suspends The Parliament

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Daily Mail: Protesters clash in Tunisia after president FIRES the prime minister and suspends parliament following Covid protests – sparking accusations of a ‘coup d’etat’ 

* Clashes erupted between rival supporters outside Tunisia’s parliament in capital Tunis on Monday morning 

* Soldiers blockaded the assembly in the early hours and police later stormed Al Jazeera’s offices in Tunis 

* President Kais Saied sacked Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and suspended parliament for 30 days Sunday

* It came after mass protests against the government’s handling of the pandemic, with death toll over 18,000 Street clashes erupted outside Tunisia’s army-barricaded parliament on Monday, the day after the president suspended parliament and fired the prime minister following protests against the government’s handling of the pandemic. 

President Kais Saied sacked Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and suspended parliament for 30 days on Sunday, plunging the young democracy into a constitutional crisis. 

It was a move which appeared to be backed by the army but was labelled a coup by foes including influential Islamists.  

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More News On The Unrest In Tunisia 

Clashes erupt outside parliament after Tunisian president ousts PM, suspends legislature — France 24
 

Tunisia: President dismisses PM Mechichi, freezes parliament — DW
 

Tunisia’s president fires prime minister, freezes parliament — UPI
 

Tunisia’s PM sacked after violent Covid protests — BBC
 

Violence in Tunisia: President accused of ‘coup’ as tensions escalate over parliament’s suspension — FOX News/AP
Violent protests in Tunisia over the economy, virus spread — France 24
 

Tunisia’s young democracy is rocked as president sacks parliament amid mounting Covid crisis — CNBC
 

Tunisian health minister fired over Covid-19 surge — France 24
 

Tunisia on edge as president suspends parliament, fires PM — France 24