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Residents of Tunisia demand from the government of permission not to starve on Ramadan - RIA Novosti, 6/14/2017


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MOSCOW, 14 Jun – RIA Novosti. Protest actions take place in the capital of Tunisia – citizens demand from the government to allow not to observe a post in a month, sacred for Muslims, Ramadan, The Independent writes. At the beginning of June the police has arrested four men for what they ate in one of city parks in the afternoon. The prosecutor's office accuses them of "public manifestation of obscenity". In addition, law enforcement authorities have arrested the man who has smoked a cigarette. "Protesters claim that the constitution of the country is also intended for protection "freedoms of beliefs and conscience" and that these values are undermined government control over observance of a post on Ramadan" — it is said in article. Month Ramadan is one of the most esteemed at Muslims and demands strict observance of a post. During Ramadan during all daylight believers abstain from food, drink and entertainments. It is allowed to eat food before rising or after a sunset. This year Ramadan lasts from May 27 to June 25.

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