Opponents of Tunisia's President Kais Saied take part in a protest against what they call his coup on July 25, in Tunis, Tunisia September 18, 2021.
REUTERS/Zoubeir SouissiTUNIS, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Several hundred demonstrators gathered in Tunis on Saturday to protest against Tunisian President Kais Saied's seizure of governing powers in July, which triggered a constitutional crisis and prompted accusations of a coup.
The protest, accompanied by a heavy police presence, was the first since Saied declared on July 25 he was sacking the prime minister, suspending parliament and assuming executive authority.
Meanwhile, with their immunity lifted, some parliamentarians have been arrested, while numerous Tunisians have been stopped from leaving the country.
"They are only here to ... protect corrupt people and Islamists," said Mohamed Slim, standing with his son in the counter protest.
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