Over five thousand Tunisians in opposition of President Kais Saied’s seizure of almost total power tagged a coup protested in the capital, defying checkpoints security screening of protesters and a very heavy police presence.
This comes a week after thousands in support of Saied demonstrated in Tunis.
“The people against the coup d’etat”, “Raise your voice, the revolution is not dead”, the anti-Saied demonstrators called, waving red-and-white Tunisian flags.
In July, Saied dismissed the prime minister, suspended parliament and assumed executive authority in moves his foes call a coup.
Last month, he brushed aside much of the constitution, which he said he would appoint a committee to amend, adding that he could rule by decree.
He appointed Najla Bouden Romdhane as prime minister, but she is yet to name a government.