One day after a vote to exclude, Beji Caied Sebsi, the leader of the new political party, “Nida’a Tounes”, his supporters gather to protest. “It represents the beginning of dictatorship,” Beji Caied Sebsi said. Under the new law all former members of the previous regime’s administration, some 60,000 people according to estimates, would be excluded from public office. The protest was organized by the Union for Tunisia movement of which the party Nida’a Tounes (“call for Tunisia”) is the main component.

Location: In front of the National Constituent Assembly, Bardo, Tunis, Tunisia
Date: June 29th, 2013
Photos and text: Mohamed Krit

Protestors show their support for the Party Leader

Protestors show their support for the Party Leader

 

Banner of Beji Caiid Sebsi's Party - Nida'a Tounes - with the photo of the Party leader and slogans against the law of exclusion

Banner of Beji Caiid Sebsi’s Party – Nida’a Tounes – with the photo of the Party leader and slogans against the law of exclusion

 

The Secretary General of the party, Mr. Taieb Baccouch

The Secretary General of the party, Mr. Taieb Baccouch

 

Supporters of Nida'a Tounes shout out there refusal to accept the law of exclusion

Supporters of Nida’a Tounes shout out there refusal to accept the law of exclusion

 

Mustafa Kemal Nabeli the ex-Director of the Central Bank of Tunisia

Mustafa Kemal Nabeli the ex-Director of the Central Bank of Tunisia

 

Leaders of supporting parties and other politicians on the podium

Leaders of supporting parties and other politicians on the podium

 

Different Slogans and banners talk about citizens, National Unity, anti terrorism and against the law of exclusion

Different slogans and banners talk about citizens, National Unity, anti terrorism and against the law of exclusion

 

Significant interaction with slogans against the law of exclusion and against the National Constituent Assembly

Significant interaction with slogans against the law of exclusion and against the National Constituent Assembly