Tunisia police use water cannon on protesters

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Tunisian police used water cannon to disperse hundreds of protesters trying to reach central Tunis on Friday to demonstrate against the president in defiance of Covid-19 restrictions. A heavy police presence prevented the protesters gathering in Habib Bourguiba Avenue, the main street in central Tunis that is the traditional focal point of demonstrations including during the 2011 revolution that brought democracy. Police then tried to disperse several different groups of protesters, at least one of which had hundreds of demonstrators, witnesses said. Opposition parties including the moderate I…

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