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Wednesday, 19 January 2022 08:49 GMT

Tunisian protestor: Uprising against ‘coup’ still there


(MENAFN) The 2011 revolution is still there, as Tunis sets to celebrate the 11th anniversary of a revolution that deposed previous Leader Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, according to a well-known Tunisian leftist activist.

Ezzeddine Hazgui updated Anadolu Agency "The revolution is still going on. It’s not over yet.”

Hazgui, who is 77 years old, is the speaker for “Citizens Against Coup” drive, which is a group that heads demonstrations against current Leader Kais Saied’s power takeover.

January 14 is the day of the anniversary of the Tunisian change that upset Ben Ali. Saied, but, changed the date to December 17, when fruit supplier Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire following an argument with police, an accident that exploded the revolution.

Hazgui criticized Saied’s decision to change the date, and stated that the Tunisian leader is “denying history” like his “tyrant predecessors”.

He added “This (Saied) who did not participate in the history of this country in any national movement wants to change its history.”


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