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Tunisian president’s backers rally to demand clampdown on opposition

Tunisian president’s backers rally to demand clampdown on opposition

HUNDREDS of Tunisians demonstrated to support President Kais Saied and to back his rewriting of the constitution that opponents say will entrench his one-man rule. Saied's supporters, whose rally in central Tunis was smaller than recent opposition protests, said the president's opponents were corrupt and called for opposition parties to be banned. "Our message is clear: we ask Saied to arrest the corrupt ... the future is not for parties," said Ahmed Hammami, who organised Sunday's demonstration, where the president's supporters chanted: "Traitors should be accountable." Saied, who seized executive power last year before saying he would rule by decree…
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