Tunisian Security Forces Clash With Demonstrators Following Protester’s Death

In the latest demonstrations this month, Tunisian police clashed with protesters marching towards parliament amid its plenary session for the cabinet reshuffle, on Tuesday. 

Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi said, “there will be no way out of the crisis as long as political stability is not guaranteed and the constitutional institutions do not comply with the mandate of the State and its rules of procedure,” Tunisian press agency TAP reported.

Citing the unrest brought about by the political situation in the country Mechichi said, “It is therefore necessary and before it is too late to listen to young people who express their dissatisfaction with real sincerity and to endeavor to find long-term solutions to their problems.”

This, following the death of a protester on Monday after he was reportedly hit by police’s teargas canister. 

Tensions heightened after the funeral of Haykel Rachdi in Sbeitla, where a clash ensued between security forces and demonstrators. 

Meanwhile, President Kais Saied had criticized the reshuffle earlier this week citing corruption and conflicts of interest of some ministers and the absence of women among the new ones. 

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