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Tunisia: Fires blaze in Tebourba as protests continue over price hikes01:31

Tunisia: Fires blaze in Tebourba as protests continue over price hikes

Tunisia, Tebourba
January 11, 2018 at 03:33 GMT -00:00 · Published

Tunisian police fired tear gas at protesters in Tebourba on Wednesday, as they tried to disperse those taking part in a third night of nationwide protests.Clashes erupted between protesters and police in Tebourba, following the death of a 45-year-old man who lost his life during demonstrations on Monday.Police and military forces have been deployed in several cities with the police making use of tear gas to disperse the crowds.Protests against deteriorating economic conditions kicked off across the country on Monday following the government's announcement of austerity measures and tax hikes.Tunisia is under pressure from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and its partners to cut its deficit and to create jobs, despite the fact that one of Tunisia’s most profitable sectors, tourism, has been suffering since 2015, when the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) carried out numerous military attacks against tourists.

Tunisia: Fires blaze in Tebourba as protests continue over price hikes01:31
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Tunisian police fired tear gas at protesters in Tebourba on Wednesday, as they tried to disperse those taking part in a third night of nationwide protests.Clashes erupted between protesters and police in Tebourba, following the death of a 45-year-old man who lost his life during demonstrations on Monday.Police and military forces have been deployed in several cities with the police making use of tear gas to disperse the crowds.Protests against deteriorating economic conditions kicked off across the country on Monday following the government's announcement of austerity measures and tax hikes.Tunisia is under pressure from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and its partners to cut its deficit and to create jobs, despite the fact that one of Tunisia’s most profitable sectors, tourism, has been suffering since 2015, when the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) carried out numerous military attacks against tourists.

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