Thousands protest against Tunisian president amid political crisis

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Thousands of Tunisians took to the streets on Sunday in the capital, Tunis, to protest against President Kais Saied, who recently tightened his grip on power and expanded his authority. Several thousand people gathered on central Tunis’ Avenue Habib Bourguiba amid tight security. Some of them were chanting “down with the coup” while others chanted “Saied must go.” Police sealed off the protest on all sides, and some demonstrators were not allowed to join in the afternoon. Dozens had to leave. “We want to return to democracy,” said one young man who was turned away by the police. The protest ai…

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