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Skirmishes as police block Tunisia protests against July referendum | Politics News
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Skirmishes as police block Tunisia protests against July referendum | Politics News

Police blocked protesters marching towards the headquarters of the electoral board whose chief President Kais Saied recently replaced.Clashes have erupted between Tunisian police and demonstrators against President Kais Saied as about 100 people protested a referendum slated for July a year after he staged what critics call a coup. Police blocked protesters as they marched on Saturday towards the headquarters of the electoral board whose chief Saied replaced last month, in a further move to extend his control of state institutions. At the protest in the Tunisian capital Tunis, organised by five small political parties, some demonstrators held up placards reading, “The president’s commission = fraud commission”. On July 25, Saied sacked the government and suspended parliament, which he late...