According to Press TV, Tunisian Interior Ministry has banned demonstrations on Habib Bourguiba Avenue, on which the French Embassy is located, on Friday.
The Tunisian Interior Ministry also announced in a statement on Thursday "The Interior Ministry, using its powers under the state of emergency and in order to maintain public order, announces that it is outlawing any form of demonstration anywhere in Tunisian territory on Friday,".
It added "The ministry notes that it has received information suggesting the protests would be exploited for the purpose of committing acts of violence and causing unrest."
On September 19, French weekly Charlie Hebdo published cartoons of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) amid widespread outrage over a US-made film that insults Islam’s holiest figure, and has sparked days of protests in the Arab world, Africa, Asia and some Western countries.
This comes a week after Tunisian demonstrators protesting the production of the anti-Islamic movie in the US broke into the American Embassy in the capital Tunis. The protesters pulled down the US flag, hoisting the Islamic flag in its place.