Mohamed Brahmi, a deputy who resigned from the “Echaab” party to found “Attayar Echaabi” was assassinated today morning while he was leaving his home. The deputy, from Sidi Bouzid, was shot dead by
5 14 bullets.
Monday 29th 6:30am – National Assembly Bardo – Tunis: Instructions were given to the military to support police forces to disperse the sit-inners and MPs. The action was accompanied by violence and aggression. MP Noomane Fihri, one of those who announced the withdrawal from Constituent Assembly, was severely aggressed by security forces and was transferred to hospital.
Monday 29th 2:30am – National Assembly Bardo – Tunis: MP Nafissa Wafa Marzouki form the ruling coalition party Ettakatol announced her withdrawal from the Constituent Assembly.
Monday 29th 12:30am – National Assembly Bardo – Tunis: Police estimate number of sit-inners at 8000 on the side of the anti-government and 4000 on the side of pro-government.
Sunday 28th 10:19pm – Zarzis: An anti-government marched in the streets of the southern city of Zarzis.
Sunday 28th 10pm – National Assembly Bardo – Tunis: Ennahdha and government supporters shot fireworks and chanted during the speech of MP and Ennahdha political bureau head Ameur Larayedh at the sit-in.
Sunday 28th 9:40pm – National Assembly Bardo – Tunis: Pro-government supporters arrived to swell the ranks of those opposing the protest sit-Pro-government then they prayed in the site. The police asked the sit-inners to avoid any provocation.
Sunday 28th 6:40pm – National Assembly Bardo – Tunis: About 300 protesters still present in the sit-in in front of of the National Assembly in Bardo. Bessma Khalfaoui’s widow of the assassinated Chokri Belaid called for a Collective Iftar dinner today at the sit-in.
Sunday 28th 5:10pm – Tunis: The Minister of Education, Salem Labyedh said he had informed Prime minister Ali Larayedh of his decision to resign.
Sunday 28th 4:10pm – Tunis: The Union of Tunisia’s National Guard warns against terrorist attacks.
Sunday 28th 4pm – Siliana: The coordination of the Salvation Front (Le Front du Salut) has set up tents for a sit-in at Errach Square in front of government building.
Sunday 28th – Tunis: Hamma Hammami, Popular Front Spokesman said today that the ruling Troika which is responsible for the current crisis cannot be part of the national salvation government.
The Troika cannot be both a source of the problem and part of the solution.
Sunday 28th 2pm – National Assembly Bardo – Tunis: A call to a Collective Iftar dinner today at the sit-in in front of the Assembly has been issued by the sit-in committee.
Sunday 28th 2:30am – SidiBouzid: Calm returns to the city, police retreated after a confrontation that took place earlier in the evening around 10pm with young people who were protesting against the arrests of their fellow protesters.
Sunday 28th 2:00am – Sfax: Calm has been restored on site of the sit-in in front of the town hall. Earlier in the evening, around 10pm, a demonstration marched towards the local government building. On 11pm some thugs who infiltrated the protest threw stones causing injuries to a soldier and a policeman. Around 23:30 police used tear gas to disperse the crowd.
Sunday 28th 1:10am – Sousse The protest march, which started earlier in the evening, was dispersed by the police.
Our video coverage of today’s funeral procession of martyr Mohamed Brahmi.
Saturday July 27th, 2013 9:15pm National Assembly Bardo – Tunis The number of sit-inners in front of the Assembly is increasing, 1000 people at the sit-in in front according to a security source.
Saturday July 27th, 2013 9pm National Assembly Bardo – Tunis After discussion with the police, three tents were finally set up in front of the Assembly.
Saturday July 27th, 2013 4:20pm National Assembly Bardo – Tunis Police forces chased the protesters and set-inners in the streets adjacent to the Assembly buildings, beating protesters with batons causing a lot of panic. Protesters trying to escape. Excessive use of teargas and unwarranted violence by the police.
Saturday July 27th, 2013 4:05pm National Assembly Bardo – Tunis:
Excessive use of violence and teargas in front of the Constituent Assembly. Many protester fainted from tear gas.
Saturday July 27th, 2013 4pm National Assembly Bardo – Tunis: While the number of protesters grew steadily police arrested two individuals who were throwing stones. Ayoub Amara from the Front Populaire informed the crowd about the demonstrations taking place in Sidi Bouzid and Gafsa.
Saturday July 27th, 2013 3pm National Assembly Bardo – Tunis: Sit-inners chanting the Tunisian national anthem.
Saturday July 27th, 2013 2:55pm National Assembly Bardo – Tunis: The clashes took place mainly in the street in front of the entrance gate of the Assembly building. One of the protesters said they had been injured by members of the League for the Protection of the Revolution (LPR).
Saturday July 27th, 2013 2:48pm National Assembly Bardo – Tunis: sit-inners in front of Constituent Assembly ask the police to stop the disproportionate use of teargas. They are chanting: “peaceful…peaceful!”
Saturday July 27th, 2013 2pm National Assembly Bardo – Tunis:Police continues to use tear gas in front of Constituent Assembly. The crowd is outraged. Many people with breathing problems caused by inhaling the tear gas.
Saturday July 27th, 2013 1:40pm National Assembly Bardo – Tunis: A group of individuals chanting pro-gov slogans attempted to break the sit-in in front of the National Assembly. Police responded by firing tear gas into the crowd.
Saturday July 27th, 2013 12:40pm Jellaz Cemetery – Tunis: Mohamed Brahmi’s widow: “Stop clapping. You applauded when Belaïd died, and it didn’t help. Head instead to the government and send these rats back to the sewers.”
Saturday July 27th, 2013 12:34pm Jellaz Cemetery – Tunis: The tombs of the two assassinated politicians MP Mohamed Brahmi and leader Chokri Belaid at the El-Jellaz cemetery in Tunis.
Saturday July 27th, 2013 12:15pm Jellaz Cemetery – Tunis: Funeral prayer over the tomb of the assassinated MP Mohamed Brahmi, after burial.
Saturday July 27th, 2013 12:10pm Jellaz Cemetery – Tunis: Layer and activist Nacer Laouini present gave a speech at the El-Jellaz cemetery during which he said: “We will protest peacefully after the funeral to dissolve the Constituent Assembly (…) The head of the army is present here, and we ask the army to remain as it has always been: with the people.”
Saturday July 27th, 2013 12pm Jellaz Cemetery – Tunis: General Mohamed Salah Hamdi, the head of Tunisia’s army standing next to the tomb of the assassinated MP Mohamed Brahmi at the El-Jellaz cemetery.
Saturday July 27th, 2013 11:55am Jellaz Cemetery – Tunis: The crowd chanted political slogans: “Mohamed Brahmi, Chokri Belaïd: A new revolution is needed” “The people want the fall of the regime”
Saturday July 27th, 2013 11:45am Jellaz Cemetery – Tunis: Jellaz Cemetery: Protesters sang the Tunisian national anthem.
Saturday July 27th, 2013 11:30am Jellaz Cemetery – Tunis: The tomb of the assassinated MP Mohamed Brahmi at the El-Jellaz cemetery in Tunis. Mohamed Brahmi will be buried near the tomb of the assassinated leader Chokri Belaid.
Saturday July 27th, 2013 11:25am Jellaz Cemetery – Tunis: The funeral procession arrives at the cemetery where people were waiting.
10:50am Turkey Street, Tunis: Residents attached a banner to their balcony with an extract from Moudhafar Naweb poem (Iraqi poet) reading: “These are the times to piss over the desks, ministers and parliaments. I piss on them shamelessly for they shamelessly fought us”
Saturday July 27th, 2013 10:30am – Av Mohamed V – Tunis : After a pause in front of the former headquarters of the RCD ruling party, the funeral procession resumed its march towards Jellaz cemetery. Avenue Habib Bourguiba, the police are present. An army helicopter following the funeral procession.
9:45 – El Ghazella, Ariana – Tunis: The funeral procession changes slightly its planned route to avoid passing next to Rached Ghannouchi’s house, the leader of Tunisia’s ruling party Ennahda.
Friday 26.07.13 11:45pm – Tunis: The 42 MPs who froze their activities at the Constituent Assembly announced during the Press Conference held today that they will join the protest sit-in tomorrow in front of the Assembly.Friday 26.07.13 11:30pm – Gafsa: Death of activist Mohamed Mofti (a Telecom Engineer and father of two kids) in front of local government building in the city of Gafsa. He was struck in the head by a tear gas canister fired by police.
Friday 26.07.13 11:12pm – Tunis: Press conference of the 42 MPs announcing their withdrawal from the Constituent Assembly.
Friday 26.07.13 6:52pm – Tunis: According to MP Karima Souid, 42 MPs will announce their withdrawal from the Constituent Assembly during a press conference scheduled at Hotel Africa at 10pm. These MPs, including some independents, are representatives of AlMassar, Al Jouhmouri, Afek, Nidaa Tounes, Front Populaire, Poct, Moubadra,
Friday 26.07.13 5:30pm – National Assembly Bardo : Video coverage of the sit-in in front of the Constituent Assembly.
Friday 26.07.13 3:10pm Home of Mohamed Brahmi, El Ghazella : Bertrand Delanöe, mayor of Paris and the french ambassador, both came to offer condolences to Mbarka Brahim, widow of Mohamed Brahmi.
Friday 26.07.13 3:00pm – Av. Habib Bourguiba : As for now, not much protestors in place.
Friday 26.07.13 2:50 – Le Passage, Tunis : As Tunisia Live reported, few hundreds of pro-government have left the Al Fath mosque (Republic square), heading to Habib Bourguiba AV.
Friday 26.07.13 2:40pm – National Assembly Bardo : Two persons still in place after the protests of today morning.
Friday 26.07.13 2pm Home of Mohamed Brahmi, El Ghazella : End of the press conference ( Video coming..). Nourreddine Hached, son of Farhat Hached, came to offer condolences to Mbarka Brahim, widow of Mohamed Brahmi.
Friday 26.07.13 1:10pm Home of Mohamed Brahmi, El Ghazella : Hama Hammami accuses the Troika governement and Ennahdha of being accomplices in the assassinations of the two martyrs : Chokri Belaïd and Mohamed Brahmi and calls for civil disobedience. He requests the setup of a national unity governement and hight commission to replace the national assembly.
Friday 26.07.13 1pm Ministry of Interior : Lotfi Ben Jeddou, minister of interior confirms suspects in the assassination of Bhrami are involved in the assassination of Chokri Belaid.
Friday 26.07.13 00:20pm Ministry of interior : Minister of interior declared in a press conference that the weapons used to assassinate Mohamed Brahmi are the same used with Chokri Belaid.
00h00pm El Ghazala : Press conference held in the home of Mohamed Brahmi.
Deputy Mourad Amdouni and spokesman of Mohamed Brahmi’s parti :
we are going for the peaceful disobedience.
00h00am Av Habib Bourguiba : Protestors are heading to the national assembly.
11:15am Place Mohamed Ali Lawyers, who came from Bab Bnet avenue, joined the protestors in Place Mohamed Ali.
11:00am Place Mohamed Ali : Gathering in the place Mohamed Ali, in front of the labor union HQ. More protestors are joining.
Friday 26.07.13 2:25am – ANC Bardo : Around 200 protestors are preparing their Sit in.
1:50am: Friday July 26th, 2013: Tunisia’s Presidency declared Friday, July 26th as a day of National Mourning.
1:15am Friday July 26th, 2013: between 300 and 400 people marching to the Constituent Assembly.
1am: Friday July 26th, 2013: Said Ayadi from Joumhouri party wrote on his Facebook wall that more than 100 members announced their resignation from the party in protest of its policies and position.
12am – Bizerte: (below) hundreds of protesters marching in Bizerte city outside the local government building.
12am – Gafsa: Violent clashes between protesters and security forces in front of the local party office of Ennahdha in downtown Gafsa.
Earlier in the evening, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the local government building shouting slogans calling for the “overthrow the government”. The army, on duty outside the building, had to shoot live ammunition to deter the protesters from approaching the building. The police repeatedly fired teargas to disperse them. Clashes continue in the same time near the supermarket “Carrefour” in the city center. Protesters blocked several access to the city center with burning tires.
11:45pm – Place Mohamed Ali, UGTT – Tunis: Protesters heading back to Habib Bourguiba Avenue.
11:25pm – Sousse : big demo in the city of Sousse calling for the fall of the regime.
11:20pm – Sidibouzid : violent clashes between police and protesters in front of the torched headquarter of the government. Massive security presence.
11pm – UGTT Labor Union HQ – Tunis: Individuals attacked demonstrators present in front of UGTT headquarter by throwing stones. Demonstrators responded. Tense Situation surrounding Muhammad Ali Street, Bab Bhar and Mongi Slim street.
10:45pm – UGTT Labor Union HQ – Tunis: Demonstrators are leaving the Tunisian General Labor Union headquarter towards the Constituent Assembly.
10:30pm – UGTT Labor Union HQ – Tunis : Gathering in front of Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) headquarter.
10:21pm – Bardo -Tunis – Constituent Assembly: Police strengthened its ranks in front of the Constituent Assembly. Normal situation around the buildings.
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10:14pm – Av. Habib Bourguiba – Tunis : Excessive and disproportionate use of tear-gas against protestors and others in Bourguiba Ave and adjacent streets.
9:36pm – Av. Habib Bourguiba : Police firing teargas on demonstrators in Bourguiba Ave spreading panic amongst crowd.
9:30pm – Tunisair Press Release: The airline says it suspend all its flights tomorrow, July 26th. “Following the advice of a general strike in Tunisia: Tunisair Tunisair Express inform their guests that all scheduled flights to and from Tunisia in the day of July 26th are canceled.”
9:05pm – Av. Mohamed V: Access to Habib Bourguiba avenue has been blocked from Mohamed 5th avenue.
Accès par Med V à l'avenue Hbib Bourguiba bloqué au niveau de la STB. pic.twitter.com/aFsi0STeo0
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8:57pm – Tunis: Youth activists of the Popular Front has called for an open sit-in in front of the Constituent Assembly starting at 9pm tonight.
6:55pm – Av. Habib Bourguiba : Most of the protestors already left the street to break their fasting.
6pm – Sfax : The collective of political parties and NGOs has met in the Watad HQ to call for :
– all citizens for civil disobedience,
– the members of the national assembly to resign,
– the dissolution of the national assembly and all instances derived from it (the gouvernement and the presidency),
– the formation of a national salute and unity government,
– the dissolution of all religious-based political parties for their involvement in the assassinations and the dissolution of all militias and violent groups (LPR…),
– the security and military institutions to stay politically neutral,
– all citizens of Sfax to join an open Sit in to be held in front of the City Hall.
5:25pm – Ariana : Police est intervened to separate two guys fighting in front of the ambulance. Police took profit from the situation to force the ambulance to “Route X”, heading it to Charles Nicolle hospital.
5:15pm – Ariana : The procession is heading to the entry of Ariana, blocked by the police to avoid it getting the Bourguiba avenue.
4:50pm – Ariana : The body is escorted to el Ghazella.
4:15pm – Front Populaire HQ : Publishing of a press release. During the conference Hamma Hammami, the spokesman of the party called to :
– civil disobedience,
– the fall of the government,
– the dissolution of the national assembly,
– the creation of a national salute and union movement,
– general strike during the funerals day (July the 26th).
4:10pm – “Mahmoud Matri” Hospital : Body of Mohamed Brahmi
4pm – Av Habib Bourguiba : Between 1000 and 1500 persons in front of the Interior Ministry HQ.
4pm – Sidi Bouzid City Hall HQ is on fire.
3:50pm – Av. Habib Bourguiba : Des manifestants ont fait reculer un bus de policiers en tapant dessus.
3:40pm – “Mahmoud Matri” Hospital : Nourreddine Hached, son of Farhat Hached arrives to the hospital.
3:25pm – Mosaique Fm : Ahmed Nejib Chebbi, from Al Joumhouri, requests the creation of a National Unity government.
3:20pm – L’UGTT (Labor Union : call for a general national strike for July the 26th.
3:10pm – Sidi Bouzid, Mohamed Bouazizi Avenue : A gathering in front of the city hall. Few clashes between security forces and protestors. Most of the protestors are from Al Jabha and Attayar Achaabi.
3:10pm Front Populaire HQ : Meeting starts with many representatives of the Front Populaire, Nidaa Tounes and Dousstourna.
2:45pm – Av. Habib Bourguiba : A march started in Place Med Ali (HQ of the Labor Union) gets to the main Tunis Avenue. Few hundreds are protesting and the march is getting larger.
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2:45pm : MosaïqueFM Rached Ghanouchi, leader of Ennahdha :
It’s a murder against the Tunisian state and the democracy. They seek to push Tunisians to exchange accusations. (…) Those who committed this murder are enemies of democracy. The Tunisian revolution was peaceful, they want to turn it bloody while the national assembly is almost done with the writing of constitution and the setup of the institutions that will lead the country to the next free elections (…) We request a national anti-violence coalition.Rached Ghanouchi
2:40pm : Home of Mohamed Brahmi : neighbors are claiming they heard five gunshots and not 11, around 12h10. One of the daughters of Mohamed Brahmi declares to radio Kalima seeing the two aggressors on a Motorcycle.
2:15pm : Communique of the spokesman of the Presidency of the republic : We condemn the assassination of deputy Mohamed Brahmi, ” a crime committed on the Anniversary of the Republic Day” while the national assembly is working on the finishing of the transitional phase, explains the communique.
The communique calls on the Tunisians not to fall into the trap of violence.
2:pm – “Mahmoud Matri” Hospital :
2pm – “Mahmoud Matri” Hospital : Many spontaneous calls to a gathering in front of the national assembly.
A meeting of the “Democratic coalition” is planned to be held at 3pm at the “Front Populaire” HQ.
1:58pm – 2pm – “Mahmoud Matri” Hospital : Around 300 persons are gathering within whom many political figures : Mohamed Jmour, from the Watad parti, Mehdhi Ben Gharbia, of the democratical coalition, deputy Brahim Kassas, lawyer Leila Ben Debba, lawyer Saida Garrach, syndicalist Thouraya Krichen. Hamma Hammami was also present, he stayed less than 1h and was under heavy security escort.
1:35pm – Av. Habib Bourguiba : Police blocs entries to the interior ministry HQ. Around 500 protestors starting the march.
1pm – Today – Mohamed Brahmi deputy from Echaab ( quited since July ) and founder of Parti Courant Populaire ( Attayar Achaabi ) assassinated this morning when leaving his home in the Al Ghazela area of Ariana (near Tunis).