Woman takes part in protest against Saudi Crown Prince arrival in Tunisia
Woman takes part in protest against Saudi Crown Prince arrival in Tunisia

Protests erupt against against Saudi Prince Salman's arrival in Tunisia

ANI | Updated: Nov 28, 2018 07:34 IST

Tunis [Tunisia], Nov 28(ANI): Hundreds of people took to streets in the capital city of Tunisia on Tuesday to protest against the arrival of Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MSB) in the North African country.
The protests were organised in the wake of the alleged involvement of the Saudi Prince in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2.
Al Jazeera reported that for the second day in a row, protestors showed massive demonstrations on streets more than seven years after the revolution which toppled long-time ruler Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali regime and started a new wave of uprisings against the oppressive governments across the Middle East.
"I was here yesterday and I came here again to say 'No' to the murderer and criminal, Mohammed bin Salman," , Al Jazeera quoted Said Arous, a prominent human rights activist, as calling Khashoggi's killing "an appalling crime".
The Saudi crown prince arrived in Tunisia on Tuesday evening as part of a regional tour, before embarking on his visit to Argentina to attend the G20 summit on Friday [November 30].
Arous said that the Saudi Prince's foreign tour, especially after claims of his involvement in Khashoggi murder, is aimed at whitewashing his image abroad amid an international outcry over the murder of the former Washington Post columnist, Al Jazeera reported.
The protestors at the same time also accused Saudi Arabia of carrying out a coalition-led military campaign in Yemen, where a four-year war has spawned the world's worst humanitarian crisis. The devastating war in Yemen is believed to have killed tens of thousands of people, including many children especially due to malnutrition and rampant poverty.(ANI)