A tunisian flag flutters outside the building of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party headquarters in Tunis, Tunisia, July 29, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar AwadTUNIS Jan 12 (Reuters) – Tunisia’s main opposition Ennahda party on Wednesday called for supporters to protest on Friday against President Kais Saied, defying a government decision to ban all gatherings.

The government said earlier it was re-imposing a night curfew, banning all gatherings for two weeks and discouraging people from travelling abroad to stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 cases.

The Islamist party said it will protest against “the nascent dictatorship that perpetuates the monopoly of power and authority and seeks to strike the free judiciary”.


Register now for FREE unlimited access to

Reporting By Tarek Amara

Editing by Chris Reese

Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.