March in support of Palestine in Tunis on International Human Rights Day

Nearly two hundred people marched in solidarity with Palestine on Saturday at the invitation of the Tunisian League for Human Rights to mark World Human Rights Day on December 10. The demonstrators chanted slogans such as “Stop the genocide of the Palestinian people in Gaza” and called for the leaders of the Zionist entity to be tried before the International Criminal Court.

The “march for rights and freedoms in support of Palestine” started from the Human Rights Square and headed towards Avenue Mohamed V before arriving at Avenue Habib Bourguiba (in front of the headquarters of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs).

Representatives of several organisations, associations and political parties took part in the march, as well as a number of independent personalities, including from the Tunisian General Labour Union, the Tunisian Economic and Social Rights Forum, the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women, the Tunisian Association of Magistrates, the Workers’ Party, Attayar, the United Democratic Patriots Party,
the Socialist Party and the Soumoud Coalition.

Bassem Trifi, president of the LTDH, said in a statement to TAP the league is in consultation with its partners around the world to file a case against the Zionist entity at the International Criminal Court (ICC) and put pressure on countries to change their positions, support the Palestinian people and consider what is happening in Gaza as genocide.

During the march, the demonstrators chanted slogans against Decree 54 on rights and freedom of expression, slogans denouncing price hikes and others calling for the defence of the independence of the judiciary and civil society.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse