ANOTHER COUP? VIOLENT PROTESTS ERUPT IN TUNISIA AS PRESIDENT SUSPENDS PARLIAMENT | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: DENY X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

ANOTHER COUP? VIOLENT PROTESTS ERUPT IN TUNISIA AS PRESIDENT SUSPENDS PARLIAMENT

Roughly a decade has passed since Tunisians took to the streets to oust former dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, igniting the social movement known to history as the 'Arab Spring'. Now, Tunisians are taking to the streets to push back against a coup instigated by President Kais Saied, who froze parliament and ousted the prime minister - his top political rival - with the support of the army.

President Saied made a declaration Sunday evening that froze parliament and suspended the PM for 30 days. The president and the parliament were both elected in separate popular votes in 2019, while PM Hichem Mechichi took office last summer, replacing another short-lived government. Once it's over, Saied said he will govern alongside a new premier.

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