On Tuesday, Tunisian police forces closed all roads and outlets leading to the headquarters of the International Union of Muslim Scholars in the center of the capital, to prevent a sit-in by the Free Constitutional Party led by Abeer Moussa, calling for its closure, describing it as the poker of the Brotherhood in the country.
An intense deployment of police personnel was seen, who set up barriers in front of the headquarters, to prevent the protesters from arriving and setting up their tents.
Commenting on this, the head of the Free Constitutional Party asked, in a video clip she posted on her account on Facebook, “Why is he protecting the den of the Mufti of bombings, murder, and sending young people to commit terrorist crimes?”, as she put it.
She also confirmed that her party adheres to its scheduled sit-in, starting today, in front of the association’s headquarters, to demand the authorities to stop its activity, accusing its organizers, most of whom belong to the Ennahda movement, of supporting terrorism and organizing intellectual sessions that encourage violence and extremism and serve extremist currents.
The Association of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, the Tunis branch, had called in a statement the day before yesterday, the authorities, led by the Presidency of the State, to protect them from what it said were “repeated attacks on them by the Free Constitutional Party and its president,” within the scope of protecting state law, preserving public order, and avoiding any disorder that might occur in the face of these attacks.
While Moussa insists on resuming her sit-in, after the police broke up the “sit-in of anger” last March, and expelled all her supporters from the headquarters.
It is noteworthy that the head of the Constitutional Party is a fierce opposition to the organizations that revolve in the orbit of the Brotherhood, including the Ennahda movement, and she has repeatedly stressed during the past months that the main point of her political party’s program lies in removing the Brotherhood from the political scene and dissolving their affiliated organizations in Tunisia.