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Tunisians Protest Against Trump`s Jerusalem Decision
Palestinians burn posters depicting U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a protest against the U.S. intention to move its embassy to Jerusalem and to recognize the city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
Friday, 08 December, 2017 | 06:50 WIB
Tunisians Protest Against Trump`s Jerusalem Decision

TEMPO.COTunis - Thousands of Tunisians protested in several cities on Thursday against U.S. President Donald Trump`s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel`s capital and decision to move the U.S. Embassy there, residents said.

Labour unions and other groups have called for even bigger protests in the capital Tunis and other cities in the North African country after Friday prayers.

Read: Trump Recognises Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

 

Thursday's demonstrations went peacefully with several hundreds alone gathering in central Tunis, holding up Palestinian flags and banners, residents said. Protesters burned a U.S. flag and others stepped on images of Israeli flags.

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi sent a letter to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemning the U.S. decision, saying it undermined Palestinian rights, officials said.

REUTERS



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