Clashes around army-barricaded parliament a day after President Saied removed the gov’t and legislature following nationwide protests.
- Street clashes outside army-barricaded parliament, a day after President Kais Saied removed the prime minister and suspended parliament
- Move followed nationwide protests over economic troubles and government mishandling of the coronavirus crisis.
- Troops blocked parliamentary speaker and Ennahdha party leader Rached Ghannouchi from entering the building on Monday.
Here are the latest updates:
Police storm Al Jazeera office in Tunis
Tunisian police has stormed Al Jazeera’s bureau in the capital Tunis, expelling all the staff.
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Tunisia’s Ennahdha party said that it considers Parliament to be in continuous session, denouncing as “invalid” President Saied’s decision.
Tunisian military has been deployed to the government palace in the Kasbah in Tunis and stopped government workers from entering the building, several of them said.
Tunisian president assigns ally to oversee interior ministry
Tunisian President Saied assigned Khaled Yahyaoui, director-general of the presidential security unit, to supervise the Ministry of Interior after dismissing the government, two security sources said.