Police Attack Protesters in Tunis on Anniversary of Chokri Belaid’s Murder

Over a thousand protesters gathered in Tunis on the 8th anniversary of the assassination of left-wing political figure Chokri Belaid, demanding the end of police in Tunisia and the release of over 1000 protesters and youth arrested since the beginning of the unrest in the country in mid-January.

Despite the crowd being largely peaceful, they were met by dozens of riot police who shoved people with shields, beat them with batons, and made several arrests of known activists. Anarchists and communists made a large presence at the event, waving antifascist flags and other leftist iconography.

Via Ghaya Ben Mbarek, Elizia Volkmann, Blaise Lilia, & Fadil Aliriza

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