Ceremony at Martyrs Square in commemoration of April 9, 1938 events | Tunisia News Gazette

Ceremony at Martyrs Square in commemoration of April 9, 1938 events

An official ceremony marking the commemoration of the April 9, 1938 events was held on Monday morning at the Sijoumi Martyrs Square.

The ceremony was chaired by President of the Republic Beji Caid Essebsi, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and Speaker of the House of People’s Representatives Mohamed Ennaceur.

Caid Essebsi laid a wreath at the foot of the martyrs’ memorial and recited the Fatiha (1st verses of the Koran) in their memory.

The three Presidents saluted the flag as the national anthem was being performed, before reviewing a detachment of the three armies paying them honours.

The ceremony was attended by Mufti of the Republic Sheikh Othman Battikh, government members, presidents of political parties and representatives of national organisations.

The events of April 9, 1938, constitute a decisive turning point in the history of the national liberation struggle, at the origin of the great political changes that led to independence on March 20, 1956, and to the proclamation of the Republic on July 25, 1957.

Thousands of Tunisians have mobilised since April 7, 1938 in protest movements, crowned on April 9 of the same year by the organisation of two major marches led by Ali Belhouane and Mongi Slim.

The protesters called for the creation of a Tunisian parliament.

Several symbols of the national movement were arrested during these events which saw the participation of women for the first time.

Source: TAP News Agency

Interior Minister Lotfi Brahem stressed "the determination to eradicate terrorism in Tunisia regardless of the
The Observatory for Election Control and Support for Democratic Change (Chahed) said it was "very
The municipal elections are an opportunity to focus on skills and not politics, said president
A mock anti-terrorism operation took place Wednesday, in the municipal theatre of Tunis and its
Prime Minister Youssef Chahed received, Wednesday afternoon in Dar Dhiafa in Carthage, the United Nations