“I was trying to prevent one cop from assaulting Ahmed Zarrouki, stating he was a journalist, but I was told to mind my own business. And then another cop who had three stars on his uniform and seemed like a superior came back and slapped me in the face, knocking off my glasses…they kept pushing and hitting me as I was trying to take my glasses off the ground,” said Kmar Ezzamen Khaldi, who was one of the people who tried to gather for the demonstration in front of the Municipal Theater on Habib Bourguiba Avenue on Wednesday.

I was lucky that my glasses did not break in my eyes, otherwise I would have lost my sight,

she said, adding that she plans to file a lawsuit.