Tunisia protests planned over visit by Saudi crown prince

This picture taken on November 26, 2018 shows a banner hanging outside Tunisia’s Journalists Union in the capital Tunis depicting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with a caption reading in Arabic “no welcomes to bin Salman in Tunisia, the land of the revolution”, before another giant banner depicting him holding a chainsaw with another caption reading in Arabic “no to the desecration of Tunisia, the land of the revolution”. (Photo by FETHI BELAID / AFP)

Tunisian unions and civil society groups called for protests on Monday against a planned visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Tunisia’s presidency has said the de facto Saudi ruler will visit the North African nation for several hours on Tuesday as part of a regional tour, without providing details on the programme.

A demonstration is planned for Monday at 5 pm (1600 GMT) in the centre of Tunis, organised by the National Union of Tunisian Journalists and several NGOs and civil society organisations.

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