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Tunisia police turn water cannon on protest against president

Tunisia police turn water cannon on protest against president

TUNISIAN police used water cannons and sticks to disperse more than 1,000 protesters trying to reach central Tunis to demonstrate against the president in defiance of COVID-19 restrictions. A heavy police presence prevented many protesters from 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, kicking and pushing them to force them back. The Interior Ministry said 1,200 people had protested…
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