Opposition accuses Tunisian president, Kais Saied of plotting coup amid clashes.
Written by crest887fm on July 27, 2021
Tunisia’s main political parties have accused the president of staging a coup after he sacked the prime minister and suspended parliament.
Kais Saied, who also dismissed the defence minister, says he acted in accordance with the constitution.
The move followed Sunday’s violent mass protests over the government’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak and the economic and social turmoil.
Calls are now growing from the international community for restraint.
The UN said all disputes should be resolved through dialogue, while the EU urged all sides involved to respect the rule of law and avoid violence.
There were similar appeals from the Arab League, Russia and Qatar. The US expressed its concern about the latest developments.
Clashes among Mr Saied’s supporters and opponents continued on Monday in the capital Tunis.