On Saturday, February 23rd Tunisian “opposition parties” are planning a large scale rally downtown.
Same as last Saturday, we advise Expats to:
- Avoid Protests (Downtown Tunis)
- Monitor developments (Follow us on Facebook or Twitter)
- Review personal security set up (Communication & Essentials)
We should also consider that forces opposed to Saturday’s protest may attempt to preempt their momentum by causing trouble on Friday. That being said we need to continue our Friday setup.
- Adjust travel routes between 2-5pm
- Monitor developments
- Review situation for any updates
The following story underlines why we need to monitor developments and continue using our situational awareness skills.
Salafist street patrols worry Tunisians (Source: By Monia Ghanmi for Magharebia in Tunis – 19/02/13)
“Bands of baton-wielding salafists have mounted security patrols in Tunisian cities in recent weeks, leaving many citizens to question what is behind the phenomenon.”
Expat Awareness: Although the “Salafist security patrols” are not active in Carthage, La Marsa, Gammarth, Sidi Daoud, etc., We should continue to continue monitor this development and only acknowledge uniformed officers or officials that properly identify themselves.
Let’s continue sharing updates…stay safe.