Tunisian President declares state of emergency

The declaration was made in response to the terrorist attack last week

Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebi declared a state of emergency in Tunisia, a week after the terrorist attack at a resort in Sousse that killed 39 foreign tourists – thirty from the UK. The state of emergency allows the government to have more flexibility and the army and police have more authority.

The last time Tunisia had a state of emergency was in 2011 against autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben-Ali.