Rally in Tunis to denounce "act of aggression" against Syria | Tunisia News Gazette

Rally in Tunis to denounce “act of aggression” against Syria

A few hours after the airstrikes carried out by the United States, France and the United Kingdom against Syria, Tunisian politicians and representatives of civil society reacted by denouncing “an act of aggression committed against a sovereign State “.

The protesters who rallied Saturday outside the municipal theatre in Tunis chanted slogans in support of the Syrian regime and hostile to some Arab leaders.

Ahmed Kahlaoui, President of the National Committee of Support for the Resistance and the Fight against Zionism and Normalisation called the official Arab stance on Western coalition strikes against strategic sites and facilities in Damascus “shameful”.

“The blockade imposed by the world powers on Syria aims to shake the Arab unity and liquidate the Palestinian cause,” he said in a statement to TAP.

For his part, general coordinator of the Network “Portal of the Maghreb” Slaheddine Daoudi said the Tunisian position is not up to the expectations of the people, calling on the Presidency of the Republic and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to undertake a more “vigorous” action.

Khaouther Chebbi, a human rights defender urged the Tunisian government to restore diplomatic relations with Syria.

Representatives of political parties such as the Popular Current, the Echaab movement and Al-Joumhouri took part in the protest.

Earlier in the day, Tunisia expressed deep concern about developments on the Syrian scene, urging the international community to redouble its efforts to avoid any escalation that could complicate the situation in the region and exacerbate the suffering of the Syrian brother people.

The United States, France and the United Kingdom, on Friday night, carried out airstrikes against Syria for allegedly using “toxic gases” in an attack by the regime against the rebels on April 7.

Source: TAP News Agency

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