Opposing Tunisians gather outside parliament after government ouster
26 July 2021 | 3:11 pm
Tunisians backing rival sides following the ouster of the government threw stones at each other outside the parliament building early on Monday. Several hundred people both for and against President Kais Saied's decision to ouster the government gathered outside the parliament building and several appeared to have been injured in the exchange of stone throwing.
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