In Tunisia, demonstrators took to the streets of the capital, Tunis, to protest against the death of a young man, who is believed to have died after being beaten by law enforcement officers while in police custody.
For the third consecutive night, demonstrators took to the streets and alleys of the Tunisian capital to highlight their anger at a tragedy that occurred a few days earlier. This involved a young man who lost his life while in police custody, and who had been beaten by law enforcement officers.
The tragedy occurred on 8 June and in the same evening, the people of Tunis took to the streets to demonstrate their anger. This Friday, they were no exception, especially since a group of demonstrators beat the pavement in the Sidi Hussein district. The security forces used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.
The Tunisian security forces are accused of having undressed the victim before inflicting blows that would have been fatal to the man, who subsequently died. Although the Interior Ministry said on Friday that the police officers involved in the murder had been taken into custody, the tension had not subsided.
The beating of the man who later died took place during demonstrations against the country’s economic crisis in Sidi Hussein. The images of police brutality against the man had finally triggered a lot of anger in the North African country.