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.

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