Diplomacy/International

Third night of riots in Tunisia amid increasing hardship

Access Bank

Clashes between protesting Tunisians and police continued on Sunday in the country’s capital Tunis and several other cities across the country.

Sunday was the third night of tension which officials have described as riots. Pictures and videos on social media show roadblocks with burning tyres and the police chasing young people down alleyways.

The authorities say they’ve arrested more than 200 people, mostly youngsters, who had vandalised property and tried to steal from shops and banks.

The protesters weren’t making any clear demands. But there’s widespread dissatisfaction in Tunisia, which is enduring severe economic problems. Prices have rocketed, and a third of young people are unemployed.

The country’s revolution 10 years ago ushered in democracy but hopes that this would bring more jobs and opportunities have been disappointed.

 

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