Tunisia: 1000 pack Popular Front rally against ‘dictatorship of debt’


MENA Solidarity Network

pop_front_debtmtg240313_tunis_cheBy Anna Livingstone

Around 1000 people filled the conference hall for a rally organised by the Tunisian Popular Front against the ‘Dictatorship of Debt’. Speakers from Arab countries joined representatives of left parties from Europe and Latin America. The meeting began with a video tribute to murdered leftist leader Chokri Beleid, who was shot dead a few weeks ago. Beleid was a key figure in the Popular Front. We heard the songs sung at his huge funeral demonstration, images of  men and women waving Tunisian flags and chanting – lots of red scarves.

This is a small selection from the speeches on the night – unfortunately the Arabic speeches were not translated.

Miguel Urban from Spanish group Izquierda Anticapitalista said: “We are united to get popular libertyand liberation from debt and capitalism, north and south of the Mediterranean. We travel the same path today, not just in Tunis, not just…

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