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ADDED ON: 01/28/2018

Tunisia Police Disperse LGBT Protesters

01/27/2018 | Arab News

Plain-clothed Tunisian police on Saturday broke up a demonstration by LGBT activists in the centre of the capital after it was banned “for their own security”, the interior ministry said. A call had been made to protest outside the tourism ministry under the hashtag “#Sayebni” (“Let me go”) to demand the repeal of “retrograde” laws and the end of “the criminalisation of sexual freedom and discrimination against women”. But activists said late Friday they had been told by the interior ministry that their demonstration had been banned.

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