Supporters, opponents of Tunisian President clash outside parliament
Supporters and opponents of Tunisian President Kais Saied clash outside the parliament amid a political crisis in the African nation. The clashes took place after proponents of the ruling Ennahda Party and advocates of the president gathered in front of the parliament. The unrest was sparked by Saied’s decision to dismiss Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and suspend the parliament. Afterward, the army blocked parliament speaker Rached Ghannouchi from entering the legislative body's building. The upheaval follows violent protests in several cities across Tunisia. Demonstrations were held over the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economy.