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Official handshakes, angry crowds greet Saudi crown prince in Tunis

Tunisian protesters say hosting the Saudi crown prince, who is accused of ordering journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder last month, is the wrong move for a country striving to promote democratic gains and ensure human rights.

TUNIS — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met a mixed reception during his first state visit to Tunisia on Nov. 27, finding warm welcomes from government officials but fueling crowds of angry protesters in downtown Tunis.

The crown prince’s trip, part of a regional tour that also brought him to Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt, was aimed at rehabilitating his image after a global outcry over the murder of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi and reasserting the kingdom’s position as a powerful actor on the world stage.

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