Baghdad Tunisian Parliament Speaker Rashid Ghannouchi protested in front of the parliament surrounded by the Tunisian army, while skirmishes erupted between Al-Nahda supporters and Tunisian citizens in front of the parliament headquarters, while Ghannouchi tried to enter parliament, but the army prevented him from doing so.
Unconfirmed reports indicated that the dismissed Prime Minister Hisham al-Mashishi may be detained in one of the army’s headquarters after his dismissal.
Ghannouchi, the leader of the Islamic Renaissance Movement, the largest party represented in parliament, and MPs went to the parliament since 3:am , but they were prevented from entering by the army, which is inside behind closed doors.
Tunisian President Qais Saeed announced late last night that Prime Minister Hisham al-Mashishi was relieved of his post, freezing the parliament’s work, and lifting the immunity of all MPs.
In a statement on his Facebook page, Ghannouchi considered what Qais Saeed had done as a coup against the revolution and the constitution.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency