Several hundred members of the Popular Front coalition protested in front of the municipal theater downtown Thursday to denounce the assassination of their leader Chokri Belaid and the subsequent speech by Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali.
“Jebali’s speech was made to hypnotize and manipulate the feelings of people,” according to Sabra, one of those protesting.
She said she did not believe Jebali could create a technocratic government over which he would preside, as he announced in his speech Wednesday evening.
Others at the protest accused Rached Ghannouchi, the founder of the Ennahdha ruling party, of being responsible for Belaid’s death.
“Oh Ghannouchi, you are a killer,” they chanted.
The Popular Front coalition is comprised of 12 Tunisian political parties, including Belaid’s Democratic Patriots party, as well as associations of leftist nationalists and environmentalists and independent intellectuals.