Protests against police brutality in Tunisia’s capital

Protests intensified and spread in the cities of Intilaka and Ettadhamen, denouncing police brutality against a young man, which led to his death.

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The nocturnal demonstrations spread in Tunisia during the night from Monday to Tuesday, reaching several popular districts of the capital. The protesters denounced the police brutality against a young man, which led to his death.

According to eyewitnesses that spoke to Anadolu Agency, the demonstrations which took place in Sidi Hussein, where the incident occurred, extended to the districts “Intilaka” (governorate of Tunis) and “Ettadhamen” (under from that of the Ariana).

The same sources said that “clashes took place between dozens of young men and the police in the two neighborhoods, during which these forces used tear gas to disperse the crowd.”

Some activists claim that he was assaulted to death by the police when he refused to get into their vehicle.

According to the Tunisian League of Human Rights (LTDH), the violence came after three nights of protests after a young man was killed “under questionable circumstances” in the neighborhood.

Several dozen left-wing activists and residents of working-class neighborhoods rallied in front of the interior ministry in protest of the death, which the family blamed on the police.

Tunisian Interior Ministry Spokesperson Khaled Al-Hayouni, for his part, said in press statements that one of the police patrols, during an inspection campaign, suspected a young man who fled when he noticed the police presence.

The Interior Ministry announced in a statement the arrest of police officers involved in the assault and undressing of another young man after the funeral procession of “Ben Amara”.

Since the revolution in Tunisia in 2011, more than 10 governments have become obsolete and unable to solve their economic problems.

The politics of the country has been occupied by the conflict between Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and President Kais Saied for the past month.

President Saied argues that Prime Minister Mechichi’s cabinet revision, which received a vote of confidence from the parliament, is unconstitutional. The fact that the Constitutional Court envisaged by the 2014 Constitution, which is capable of resolving the issue, has not yet been established, deepens the crisis.

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