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Tunisian police storm Al Jazeera's offices amid political upheaval

Following President Kais Saied's suspension of parliament, Tunisian troops on Monday prevented the parliament speaker from entering the building.
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A day after President Kais Saied staged what critics called a coup, police in Tunisia have stormed the Al Jazeera office in the capital city and Tunisian troops have surrounded the parliament.

Al Jazeera journalists in Tunis said at least 20 heavily armed police officers raided the office and confiscated their equipment on Monday. The officers reportedly lacked warrants but said they were acting on the orders of the Tunisian judiciary.

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