Tunisians protest against constitution referendum

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Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Tunis on Saturday in opposition to a referendum on a new constitution called by President Kais Saied that would cement his hold on power. The protest led by Abir Moussi, leader of the Free Constitutional Party, reflected growing opposition to Saied since he seized executive power last year, dissolving parliament and ruling by decree in a move opponents called a coup. Thousands marched from Bab Souika Square in the capital towards Kasbah Square, waving Tunisian flags. “Tunisians are starving, public finances are collapsing, but Saied does not care….

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