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United against terrorism

· Thousands march in Tunis and security forces kill head of main jihadist group ·

Yesterday, tens of thousands of people took to the streets in the Tunisian capital to march against international jihadism, as sign of solidarity for the victims of the bloody attack on the Bardo Museum. Just a few hours before it was announced that the head of the jihadist group, believed responsible for the attack, had been killed by security forces.

A sea of national flags coloured the most important avenue in the capital city where, together with local leaders, various heads of state (including President François Hollande of France, Premier Manuel Valls, President Bronisław Komorowski of Poland, Premier Abdelmalek Sellah of Algheria, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy, and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Germany and Spain, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and José García Margallo) marched under the slogan “The World is Bardo”. The presence of these international figures were a witness to the international support of the North African country's fragile transition to democracy. A pioneer during the Arab Spring, today this country risks being destabilized by terrorism.




St. Peter’s Square

June 17, 2019