The Tunisian people are demanding that the government permission not to fast in Ramadan

© Fotolia / luluВид TunisThe Tunisian people are demanding that the government permission not to fast in Ramadan© Fotolia / lulu

Protests are being held in the capital of Tunisia – citizens require the government to allow not to fast in the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan, writes The Independent.

In early June, police arrested four men for what they eat in the daytime in one of the city parks. The Prosecutor’s office accuses them of «public display of indecency». In addition, law enforcement officers arrested the man, vacarisses a cigarette.

«The protesters claim that the Constitution is intended to protect «freedom of belief and conscience» and that these values are being undermined by government control over the observance of fasting during Ramadan,» — said in the article.

The month of Ramadan is one of the most revered by Muslims and requires strict observance of lent. During Ramadan during all light time of day the faithful abstain from food, drink and entertainment. Eating is permitted before sunrise or after sunset. This year Ramadan lasts from may 27 to June 25.

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