TUNISIA, January 26. / TASS /. Protesters in the Tunisian capital are attempting to storm the building of the parliament of the republic. This was announced on Tuesday by Al Hadath TV channel.
According to him, the security forces still manage to contain the onslaught of the protesters. The police blocked the streets leading to the parliament building. Protesters chant anti-government slogans, demanding "an end to repression" and the release of previously detained demonstrators.
As the vice-chairman of the Tunisian League for Human Rights, Bassem Trifi, said on the eve, the law enforcement agencies of Tunisia over the past week detained over 1,200 participants in the riots that took place in different regions of the republic. According to him, most of the detainees took part in peaceful protests, the authorities managed to detain only a few of those who were directly involved in robbery and vandalism.
Riots began on the evening of January 16 in the metropolitan region and several provinces of Tunisia. Riots erected barricades, burned car tires, and reported acts of vandalism and looting. In some provinces of Tunisia, riots continued throughout the past week. To protect public and private property, on January 17, the country's authorities introduced army units into several provinces.