“They Choked me, Kicked me”: Cops Assault Protests Against Police Immunity Law

Protester Seif Ayadi is detained by police on Tuesday, October 6 in Tunis. Photo by Ahmed Zarrouki, courtesy of Nawaat.

Meshkal/Nawaat spoke with four people assaulted and detained by police on Tuesday, October 6 after they protested outside parliament against draft law No25-2015, which grants police legal immunity for use of deadly force. Some Members of Parliament came to the defense of those arrested, while football fans who have a long history of conflict with police also rallied in protest. A war of words between activists and police unions continued on Facebook…

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