Tunisia arrests 200 protesters



    200 Tunisia protesters arrested on third day of protests

    More than 200 protesters have been arrested and dozens of police damage throughout clashes in Tunisia as anger over austerity measures deepened.

    Tunisia has seen rising anger over hikes in value-added tax and social contributions after a troublesome new finances was utilized at first of the yr.

    Interior ministry spokesman Khalifa Chibani instructed native radio that 49 cops had been wounded throughout a second evening of clashes throughout the nation Tuesday to Wednesday and that 206 “troublemakers” had been arrested.

    Properties had been broken, he stated, together with a department of the Carrefour grocery store chain in a suburb of Tunis that was looted.

    After a relaxed day on Wednesday, residents stated demonstrators within the night took to the streets of Tebourba, a city west of the capital Tunis the place a person in his 40s died in unrest Monday evening.

    On a go to to a close-by city, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed condemned acts of “vandalism” that “serve the interests of corrupt networks to weaken the state”, pointing the finger at a leftist occasion that referred to as for protests.

    Fresh clashes broke out Wednesday evening within the northern city of Siliana, the place youths threw stones and molotov cocktails at safety forces. Police responded with tear gasoline, an AFP correspondent stated.

    There had been comparable scenes in Kasserine, a city in Tunisia’s uncared for central area, with protesters burning tires to dam roads and a few throwing stones at police.

    The military has been deployed round banks, publish workplaces and different authorities buildings within the nation’s most important cities, the defence ministry stated.

    There have been no figures given for the variety of protesters injured within the clashes