Tunisia: "The Republic of the cops", the still living legacy of Ben Ali

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Tunisian police officers rally against Tunisian President Kais Saied in Tunis, Sunday, October 10, 2021. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.

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By: Matthias Raynal

In Tunisia, among the areas that have escaped reform since the revolution, there is that of security.

And when the authorities are in need of a solution to resolve the social issue, the police become their ultimate bulwark against the anger of the population.

In recent months, in the midst of a health and economic crisis, the repression of protest movements has become more brutal, more massive, to the point of relaunching the debate on police violence.


The Republic of the cops, the still living legacy of Ben Ali, a great report by

Matthias Raynal



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