The “Amal and Action Movement” (an independent list) called on its supporters to participate in the protest movement that activists called to organize on Saturday in the capital, Tunis, against what they described as a “coup against the constitution and its violation.”
This came in a statement issued by the movement, on Wednesday, and seen by Anatolia.
“Amal and Action” announced “its support for all the anti-coup protest movements,” calling on “its supporters to support and participate in them as long as they respect the laws in force,” as she put it.
The movement said that this call comes from its adherence to a “principled position rejecting the coup against the constitution and its violation on July 25,” a position that it expressed many times, whether on its official page or through its deputy, Yassin al-Ayari.
. The “Amal and Action Movement” also pointed out that it “was the first to call and initiate action on the ground against the coup and military trials through the organized vigil on September 11, and in our keenness to respect the constitution and the right to freedom of expression and peaceful demonstration.”
The movement also reminded all Tunisian citizens residing in Germany that it will organize, in the same way, two protests against the trial of civilians before the military court, in the German capital, “Berlin”, and the city of “Bonn”, next Saturday as well.
On July 25, Tunisian President Kais Saied decided to freeze Parliament for a period of 30 days (extended on August 23), to lift the immunity of deputies, and to dismiss Prime Minister Hisham Al-Mashishi, provided that he himself assumes the executive authority, with the help of a government whose president is appointed. Orders to dismiss officials and appoint others.
The majority of parties, including Ennahda, rejected Said’s exceptional measures, and some considered them a “coup against the constitution”, while other parties supported them, seeing them as a “correction of course”, in light of the political and economic crises and the repercussions of the Corona pandemic.
Tunisian activists, including members of parliament, called for a protest movement on Saturday, in all governorates, to demand a return to the constitutional path.